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 regret that I am taken from you; and, happy and beloved as I have been, is it not
hard to quit you all 3 But these are not thoughts befitting me; I will endeavour to
resign myself cheerfully to death, and will indulge a hope of meeting you in ...
This period was spent sadly; my mother's death, and my speedy departure,
depressed our spirits; but Elizabeth. endeavoured to renew the spirit of
cheerfulness in our little society. Since the death of her aunt, her mind had
acquired new ...
o "-| - f |-t paused, examining and analysing all the minutiae of causation, as
exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst
of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me—a light so brilliant and
Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through,
and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. A new species would bless me as
its creator and gource; many happy and excellent nae tures would owe their
She weeps continually, and accuses herself unjustly as the cause of his death;
her words pierce my heart. We are all unhappy; but will not that be an additional
motive for you, my son, to return and be our comforter? Your dear mother Alas, ...
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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