Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" (1818) is a combination of gothic horror story and science fiction first conceived for a writing challenge by Lord Byron when she was just eighteen. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who assembles pieces of corpses to create an artificial man and brings it to life with galvanism. Though it seeks affection, the unnamed monster inspires loathing in everyone it meets. Lonely and miserable, the creature ultimately destroys its creator.
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... are like my own, to approve or amend my plans. How would such a friend
repair the faults of your poor brother! I am too ardent in execution, and too
impatient of difficulties. But it is a still greater evil to me that THE MoDERN PRO
For my own part, I begin to love him as a brother; and his constant and deep grief
fills me with sympathy and compassion. He must have been a noble creature in
his better days, being even now in wreck so attractive and amiable. I said in one ...
happy to have possessed as the brother of my heart. I shall continue my journal
concerning the stranger at intervals, should I have any fresh incidents to record.
August 13th, 17–. My affection for my guest increases every day. He excites at ...
Could he be (I shuddered at the conception) the murderer of my brother? No
sooner did that idea cross my imagination, than I became convinced of its truth;
my teeth chattered, and I was forced to lean against a tree for support. The figure
“She indeed requires consolation; she accused herself of having caused the
death of my brother, and that made her very wretched. But since the murderer
has been discovered >> * The murderer discovered Good God how can that be
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My favorite book of all time.User Review - TheRavensLenore - Borders
I am in love with the "monster" portrayed in this book. From his point of view, it's when the coldness of the world changes us for the worse. To think that she wrote this novel at such a young age, it is profound. Read full review
A Brief review of "Frankenstein"User Review - VendettLia - Borders
Oh, This is a beautiful book. How its words flow just right with the story, is just Magnificiant. The story is captivating, not to mention wonderfully depressing.(^^) I really do have high respects ... Read full review