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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“Every minute,” continued M. Krempe with warmth, “every instant that you have
wasted on those books is utterly and entirely lost. You have burdened your
memory with exploded systems, and useless names. Good God! in what - desert
Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room,
and continued a long time traversing my bed-chamber, unable to compose my
mind to sleep. At length lassitude succeeded to the tumult I had before endured; ...
The thunder ceased ; but the rain still continued, and the scene was enveloped in
an impenetrable darkness. I revolved in my mind the events which l had until now
sought to forget: the whole train of my progress towards the creation; the ...
Concerning the picture she could give no account. “I know,” continued the
unhappy victim, “how heavily and fatally this one circumstance weighs against
me, but I have no power of explaining it; and when I have expressed my utter
He threatened excommunication: and hell fire in my last moments, if I continued
obdurate. ... Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch
doomed to ignominy and perdition. What could I do? In an evil hour. I subscribed
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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