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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It was to be decided, whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would
cause the death of two of my fellow-beings: one a smiling babe, full of innocence
and joy; the other far more dreadfully murdered, with every aggravation of ...
I believed in her innocence; I knew it. Could the daemon, who had '(I did not for a
minute doubt) murdered my brother, also in his hellish 'sport have betrayed the
innocent to death and ignominy. I could not sustain the horror of my situation; and
This was a dire blow to poor Elizabeth, who had relied with firmness upon
Justine's innocence. “ Alas!” said she, “how shall I ever again believe in human
benevolence P Justine, whom I loved and esteemed as my sister, how could she
put on ...
eries, when one creature is murdered, another is immediately deprived of life in a
slow torturing manner; then the executioners, their hands yet reeking with the
blood of innocence, believe that they have done a great deed. They call this ...
It removes more than half my misfortune; and I feel as if I could die in peace, now
that my innocence is acknowledged “by you, dear lady, and your cousin.” - - Thus
the poor sufferer tried to comfort others and herself. She indeed gained the ...
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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