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 ...
... whilst M. Waldman expressed the most heartfelt exultation in my progress. Two
years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was
engaged, heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries, which I hoped to
The summer months passed while I was thus engaged, heart and soul, in ene
pursuit. It was a most beautiful season; never did the fields bestow a more
plentiful harvest, or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage: but my eyes were
I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had
finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust
filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed
Clerval, whose eyes and feelings were always quick in discerning the sensations
of others, declined the subject, alleging, in excuse, his total ignorance; and the
conversation took a more general turn. I thanked my friend from my heart, but I
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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