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 desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me; whose eyes would
reply to mine. You may deem me romantie, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the
want of a friend. I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a ...
Neither of us possessed the slightest pre-eminence over the other; the voice of
command was never heard amongst us; but mutual affection engaged us all to
comply with and obey the slightest desire of each other. CHAPTER II. --- s * When
After so much time spent in painful labour, to arrive at once at the summit of my
desires, was the mostgratifying consummation of my toils. But this discovery was
so great and overwhelming, that all the steps by which I had been progressively ...
A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind,
and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquillity. I do not
think that the pursuit of knowledge is THE MoDERN PROMETHEUs. 93.
changed the subject from my improvement to the science itself, with a desire, as I
evidently saw, of drawing me out. What could I do? He meant to please, and he
tormented me. I felt as if he had placed carefully, one by one, in my view those ...
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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