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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mired her understanding and fancy, I loved to tend on her, as I should on a
favourite animal; and I never saw so much grace both of person and mind united
to so little pretension. Every one adored Elizabeth. If the servants had any
request to ...
His favourite study consisted in books of chivalry and romance; and when very
young, I can remember, that we used to act plays composed by him out of these
favourite books, the principal characters of which were Orlando, Robin Hood, ...
The raising of ghosts or devils was a promise liberally accorded by my favourite
authors, the fulfilment of which I most eagerly sought; and if my incantations were
always unsuccessful, I attributed the failure rather to my own inexperience and ...
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.
Your favourite school fellow, Louis Manoir, has suffered several misfortunes
since the departure of Clerval from Geneva. But he has already recovered his
spirits, and is reported to be on the point of marrying a very Jively pretty
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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