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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When we visited it the next morning, we found the tree shattered in a singular
manner. It was not splintered by the shock, but entirely reduced to thin ribbands
of wood. I never beheld any thing so utterly destroyed. The catastrophe of this
Professor Krempe often asked me, with a sly smile, how Cornelius Agrippa went
on? whilst M. Waldman expressed the most heartfelt exultation in my progress.
Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was
The . republican institutions of our country have produced simpler and happier
manners than those which prevail in the great monarchies that surround it. Hence
there is less distinction between the several classes of its inhabitants; and the ...
“How kind you are every one else believes in her guilt, and that made me
wretched; for I knew that it was impossible: and to see every one else prejudiced
in so deadly a manner, rendered me hopeless and despairing.” She wept. - “
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 ...
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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