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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My father expressed a wish that I should attend a course of lectures upon natural
philosophy, to which I cheerfully consented. Some accident prevented my
attending these lectures until the course was nearly finished. The lecture, being ...
... in the beginning of the following week he intended to commence a course of
lectures upon natural philosophy in its general relations, and that M. Waldman, a
fellow-professor, would lecture upon chemistry the alternate days that he missed.
Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. first two or three days
spent almost in solitude. But as the ensuing week commenced, I thought of the
information which M. Krempe had given me concerning the lectures. And
although I ...
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 diseoverers. He then took a cursory
view of the ...
I departed highly pleased with the professor and his lecture, and paid him a visit
the same evening. His manners in private were even more mild and attractive
than in public; for there was a certain dignity in his mien during his lecture, which
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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