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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... an idea beyond the rope and the shroud. But do not suppose that, because H
complain a little, or because I can conceive a consolation for my toils which I may
never know, that I am wavering in my resolutions. THE MoDERN PRomETHEUs.
On perceiving me, the stranger addressed me in English, although with a foreign
accent. “Before I come on board your vessel,” said he, “will you have the
kindness to inform me whither you are bound ** * . You may conceive my
None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of
science. In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there
is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for ...
No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a
hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success. Life and death appeared to me ideal
bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark
Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil, as Idabbled among the
unhallowed damps of the grave, or tortured the living animal to animate the
lifeless clay My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but
then a ...
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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