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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My improvement and health were their constant care, especially as I remained for
several years their only child. But before I continue my narrative, I must record an
incident which took place when I was four years of age. - My father had a sister, ...
fant Elizabeth, the only child of his deceased sister. “It is my wish,” he said, “ that
you should consider her as your own daughter, and educate her thus. Her
mother's fortune is secured to her, the documents of which I will commit to your
And how, Victor, can I relate our misfortune 2 Absence cannot have rendered you
callous to our joys and griefs; and how shall I inflict pain on an absent child I wish
to prepare you; for the woeful news, but I know it is impossible; even now your ...
She had been out the whole of the night on which the murder had been
committed, and towards morning had been perceived by a market-woman not far
from the spot where the body of the murdered child had been afterwards found.
“I am,” said she, “the cousin of the unhappy child who was murdered, or rather his
sister, for I was educated by and have lived with his parents ever since and even
long before his birth. It may therefore be judged indecent in me to come ...
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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