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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Beaufort had taken effectual measures to conceal himself; and it was ten months
before my father discovered his abode. Overjoyed at this discovery, he hastened
to the house, which was situated in a mean street, near the Reuss. But when he ...
The astonishment which I had at first experienced on this discovery soon gave
place to delight and rapture. After so much time spent in painful labour, to arrive
at once at the summit of my desires, was the mostgratifying consummation of my
But since the murderer has been discovered >> * The murderer discovered Good
God how can that be who could attempt to pursue him It is impossible; one might
as well try to overtake the winds, or confine a mountain-stream with a straw.
she was discovered. No one would believe it at first; and even now Elizabeth will
not be convinced, notwithstanding all the evidence. Indeed, who would credit that
Justine Moritz, who was so amiable, and fond of all the family, could all at once ...
been discovered, Justine had been taken ill, and confined to her bed; and, after
several days, one of the servants, happening to examine the apparel she had
worn on the night of the murder, had discovered in her pocket the picture of my ...
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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