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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Sometimes, on the very brink of certainty, I failed; yet still I clung to the hope
which the next day or the next hour might realize. One secret which I alone
possessed was the hope to which I had dedicated myself; and the moon gazed
on my ...
“You have guessed right; I have lately been so deeply engaged in one
occupation, that I have not allowed myself sufficient rest, as you see: but I hope, I
sincerely hope, that all these employments are now at an end, and that I am at
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
... than have discovered so much depravity and ingratitude in one I valued so
highly.” “ My dear father, you are mistaken; Justine is innocent.” “ If she is, God
forbid that she should suffer as guilty. She is to be tried to-day, and I hope, I
“Your arrival, my dear cousin,” said she, “ fills me. with hope. You perhaps will
find some means to justify my poor guiltless Justine. Alas! who is safe, if she be
convicted of crime 2 I rely on her innocence as certainly as I do upon my own.
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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