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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These reflections have dispelled the agitation with which I began my letter, and I
feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven; for nothing
contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose, a point on ...
These visions faded when I perused, for the first time, those poets whose
effusions entranced my soul, and lifted it to heaven. I also became a poet, and for
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Heaven shower down blessings on you, and save me, that I may again and again
testify my gratitude for all your love and kindness. Your affectionate brother, R.
WALTo N. LETTER II. To Mrs. Savior, England. Archangel, 28th March, 17–.
They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates,
and the nature of the air we breathe. They have acquired new and almost
unlimited powers; they can command the thunders of heaven, mimic the
earthquake, and ...
The conscience of the woman was troubled; she began to think that the deaths of
her favourites was a judgment from heaven to chastise her partiality. She was a
Roman Catholic; and I believe her confessor confirmed the idea which she had ...
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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