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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Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. LETTER II. ... which I
have never yet been able to satisfy , and the absence of the object of which I now
feel as a most severe evil. I have no 10 FRANKENSTEIN ; OR,THE LETTER II. ...
LETTER III. . . . . . To Mrs. SAVILLE, England. - July 7th, 17—. MY DEAR SISTER,
I warre a few lines in haste, to say that I am safe, and well advanced on my
voyage. This letter will reach England by a merchant-man now on its homeward ...
LETTER IV. To Mrs. SAVILLE, England. - August 5th, 17–. So strange an accident
has happened to us, that I cannot forbear recording it, although it is very probable
that you will see me before these papers can come into your possession.
“Compose yourself,” said Clerval, who observed my change of colour, “I will not
mention it, if it agitates you; but your father and cousin would be very happy if
they received a letter from you in your own hand-writing. They hardly know how ill
Clerval, who had watched my countenance as I read this letter, was surprised to
observe the despair that succeeded to the joy I at first expressed on receiving
news from my friends. I threw the letter on the table, and covered my face with my
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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