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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He is, indeed, of so amiable a nature, that he will not hunt (a favourite, and almost
the only amusement here), because he cannot endure to spill blood. He is,
moreover, heroically generous. Some years ago he loved a young Russian lady,
Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room,
and continued a long time traversing my bed-chamber, unable to compose my
mind to sleep. At length lassitude succeeded to the tumult I had before endured; ...
... that I have not allowed myself sufficient rest, as you see: but I hope, I sincerely
hope, that all these employments are now at an end, and that I am at length free.”
, I trembled excessively; I could not endure to think 106 FRANKENSTEIN; OR,
I trembled excessively; I could not endure to think of, and far less to aliude to the
occurrences of the preceding night. I walked with a quick pace, and we soon
arrived at my college. I then reflected, and the thought made. me shiver, that the ...
Madame Moritz, her mother, was a widow with four children, of whom Justine was
the third. This girl had always been the favourite of her father; but, through a
strange perversity, her mother could not endure her, and, after the death of M.
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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