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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was more entirely occupied in attending him; her means of subsistence
decreased; and in the tenth month her father died in her arms, leaving her an
orphan and a beggar. This last blow overcame her; and she knelt by Beaufort's
My improvement and health were their constant care, especially as I remained for
several years their only child. But before I continue my narrative, I must record an
incident which took place when I was four years of age. - My father had a sister, ...
wonderful facts which he relates, soon changed this feeling into enthusiasm. A
new light seemed to dawn upon my mind; and, bounding with joy, I
communicated my discovery to my father. I cannot help remarking here the many
It was about five in the morning when I entered my father's house. I told the
servants not to disturb the family, and went into the library to attend their usual
hour of rising. Six years had elapsed, passed as a dream but for one indelible
trace, and ...
At that instant my father entered. I saw unhappiness deeply impressed on his
countenance, but he endeavoured to welcome me cheerfully; and, after we had
exchanged our mournful greeting, would have introduced some other topic than
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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