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 have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success,
there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no
one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection. I shall commit my thoughts to
enough for me to endeavour to regukate my mind. - * Well, these are useless
complaints; I shall certainly find no friend on the wide ocean, nor even here in
Archangel, among merchants and seamen. Yet some feelings, unallied to the
dross of ...
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 ...
Excellent friend how sincerely did you love me, and endeavour to elevate my
mind, until it was on a level with your own. A selfish pursuit had cramped and
narrowed me, until your gentleness and -affection warmed and opened
Unable to rest or sleep, she quitted her asylum early, that she might again
endeavour to find my brother. If she had gone near the spot where his body lay, it
was without her knowledge. That THE MoDERN PRom ETHEUs. 165.
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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