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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But the old, man decidedly refused, thinking himself bound in honour to my friend
; who, when he found the father inexorable, quitted his country, nor returned until
he heard that his former mistress was married according to her inclinations.
Neither of us possessed the slightest pre-eminence over the other; the voice of
command was never heard amongst us; but mutual affection engaged us all to
comply with and obey the slightest desire of each other. CHAPTER II. --- s * When
voice the sweetest I had ever heard. He began his lecture by a recapitulation of
the history of chemistry and the various improvements made by difserent men of
learning, pronouncing with fervour the names of the most distinguished ...
While I was thus engaged, Ernest entered: he had heard me arrive, and hastened
to welcome me. He expressed a sorrowful delight to see me: “Welcome, my
dearest Victor,” said he.” Ah! I wish you had come three months ago, and then
A murmur of approbation was heard; but it was excited by her generous
interference, and not in favour of poor Justine, on whom WOL. I. I the public
indignation was turned with renewed violence, charging her 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