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 dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash.” . . .” : If, instead of
this remark, my father had taken the pains to explain to me, that the principles of
Agrippa had been entirely exploded, and that a modern system of science had ...
Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. my eyes for which he
could not account; and my loud, unrestrained, heartless laughter, frightened and
astonished him. “My dear Victor,” cried he, “what, for God's sake, is the matter?
“I must say also a few words to you, my dear cousin, of little darling William. I wish
you could see him ; he ... Now, dear Victor, I dare say you wish to be indulged in
a little gossip concerning the good people of Geneva. The pretty Miss Mansfield ...
dear cousin; yet I cannot conclude without again anxiously inquiring concerning
your health. Dear Victor, if you are not very ill, write yourself, and make your
father and all of us happy; or I cannot bear to think of G 2 The MoDERN
know not, my dear Victor, how much I am relieved, now that I trust in the
innocence of this unfortunate girl. I never could again have known peace, if I had
been deceived in my reliance on her. For the moment that I did believe her guilty,
I felt an ...
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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