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 mentioned, it is true, with fear and trembling, the only authors I had ever read
upon those subjects. The professor stared: “Have you,” he said, “ really spent
your time in studying such nonsense * - ** - . I replied in the affirmative. “Every
My heart palpitated in the sickness of fear; and I hurried on with irregular steps,
not daring to look about me: Like one who, on a lonely road, Doth walk in fear
and dread, And, having once turn'd round, walks on, And turns no more his head;
Relieve us from this fear, and we shall be the happiest creatures in the world.
Your father's health is now so vigorous, that he appears ten years younger since
last winter. Ernest also is so much improved, that you would hardly know him : he
No one did at first; but several circumstances came out, that have almost forced
conviction upon us: and her own behaviour has been so confused, as to add to
the evidence of facts a weight that, I fear, leaves no hope for doubt. But she will
... condemned, I never shall know joy more. But she will not, I am sure she will not
; and then I shall be happy again, even after the sad death of my little William.” “
She is innocent, my Elizabeth,” said I, “and that shall be proved; fear nothing, but.
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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