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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The interval was consequently spent in inaction; his grief only became more
deep and rankling, when he had leisure for reflection; and at length it took so fast
hold of his mind, that at the end of three months he lay on a bed of sickness, ...
I revolved these circumstances in my mind, and determined thenceforth to apply
myself more particularly to those branches of natural philosophy which relate to
physiology. Unless I had been animated by an almost supernatural enthusiasm, ...
Those maxims of the Stoics, that death was no evil, and that the mind of man
ought to be superior to despair on the eternal absence of a beloved object, ought
not to be urged. Even Cato wept over the dead body of his brother.” Clerval
... I slackened my progress. I could hardly sustain the multitude of feelings that
crowded into my mind. I passed through scenes familiar to my youth, but which I
had not seen for nearly six years. How altered everything might be during that
kindness which her beauty might other. wise have excited, was obliterated in . the
minds of the spectators by the imagination of the enormity she was supposed to
have committed. She was tranquil, yet her tranquillity was evidently constrained;
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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