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 once had a friend, the most noble of human creatures, and am entitled, therefore
, to judge respecting friendship. You have hope, and the world before you, and
have no cause for despair. But I I have lost - i every thing, and cannot begin life ...
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
ny of despair, kneeling by the coffin of her dead father. Her garb was rustic, and
her cheek pale; but there was an air of dignity and beauty, that hardly permitted
the sentiment of pity. Below this picture was a miniature of William ; and my tears
I had before experienced sensations of horror; and I have endeavoured to
bestow upon them adequate expressiops, but words cannot convey an idea of
the heart-sickening despair that I then endured. The person to whom I addressed
... and the visages of men which I abhor.” o Justine smiled languidly. “ This, dear
lady, is despair, and not resignation. I must not learn the lesson that you would
teach me. Talk of something, else, something that The MoDERN PROMETHEUs.
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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