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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happy to have possessed as the brother of my heart. I shall continue my journal
concerning the stranger at intervals, should I have any fresh incidents to record.
August 13th, 17–. My affection for my guest increases every day. He excites at ...
She determined to fulfil her duties with the greatest exactness; and she felt that
that most imperious duty, of rendering her uncle and cousins happy, had
devolved upon her. She consoled me, amused her uncle, instructed my brothers;
and I ...
“I am happy,” said M. Waldman, “ to have gained a disciple; and if your
application equals your ability, I have no doubt of your success. Chemistry is that
branch of natural philosophy in which the greatest improve'ments have been and
may be ...
“Compose yourself,” said Clerval, who observed my change of colour, “I will not
mention it, if it agitates you; but your father and cousin would be very happy if
they received a letter from you in your own hand-writing. They hardly know how ill
dear cousin; yet I cannot conclude without again anxiously inquiring concerning
your health. Dear Victor, if you are not very ill, write yourself, and make your
father and all of us happy; or I cannot bear to think of G 2 The MoDERN
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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