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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I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most
irreparable evil, the void that presents itself to the soul, and the despair that is
exhibited on the countenance. It is so long before the mind can persuade itself
“When my dearest aunt died, every one was too much occupied in their own grief
to notice poor Justine, who had attended her during her illness with the most
anxious affection. Poor Justine was very ill; but other trials were reserved for her.
Adieu, my dearest cousin. “ ELIZABETH LAvenzA. “ Geneva, March 18th, 17––.” “
Dear, dear Elizabeth !” I exclaimed when I had read her letter, “I will write instantly
, and relieve them from the anxiety they must feel.” I wrote, and this exertion ...
He expressed a sorrowful delight to see me: “Welcome, my dearest Victor,” said
he.” Ah! I wish you had come three months ago, and then you would have found
us all joyous and delighted. But we are now unhappy; and, I am afraid, tears ...
... that you should believe your Justine, whom your blessed aunt had so highly
honoured, and whom you loved, was a creature capable of a crime, which none
but the devil himself could have perpetrated. Dear William dearest. blessed child
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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