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.
“I can offer you no consolation, my friend,” said he ; “ your disaster is irreparable.
What do you intend to do P” “ To go instantly to Geneva: come with me, Henry, to
order the horses.” During our walk, Clerval endeavoured to raise my spirits.
“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
said she, “why did you rob me of my last consolation. I relied on your innocence;
and although I was then very wretched, I was not so miserable as I am now.” “And
do you also believe that I am so very, very wicked Do you also join with my ...
Hateful name ! When that word is pronounced, I know greater and more horrid
punishments are going to be inflicted than the gloomiest tyrant has ever invented
to satiate his utmost revenge. Yet this is not consolation for you, my Justine,
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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