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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A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind,
and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquillity. I do not
think that the pursuit of knowledge is THE MoDERN PROMETHEUs. 93.
... Elizabeth, and all those scenes of home so dear to my recollection. I grasped
his hand, and in a moment forgot my horror and misfortune; I felt suddenly, and
for the first time during many months. calm and sereme joy. I welcomed my friend,
calm and sereme joy. I welcomed my friend, therefore, in the most cordial manner
, and we walked towards my college. Clerval continued talking for some time
about our mutual friends, and his own good fortune in being permitted to come to
“Do not,” said I, “welcome me thus ; try to be more calm, that I may not be
absolutely miserable the moment I enter my father's house after so long an
absence. But, tell me, how does my father support his misfortunes 2 and how is
my poor ...
The appearance of Justine was calm. She was dressed in mourning; and her
countenance, always engaging, was rendered, by the solemnity of her feelings,
exquisitely beautiful. Yet she appeared confident in innocence, and did not
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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