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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I do not intend to sail until the month of June : and when shall I return ? Ah, dear
sister, how can I answer this question ? If I succeed, many, many months,
perhaps years, will pass before you and I may meet. If I fail, you will see me again
Beaufort had taken effectual measures to conceal himself; and it was ten months
before my father discovered his abode. Overjoyed at this discovery, he hastened
to the house, which was situated in a mean street, near the Reuss. But when he ...
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, ...
About the time I mentioned she died ; and a few months afterwards he received a
letter from her husband, acquainting him with his intention of marrying an Italian
lady, and requesting my father to take charge of the infant Elizabeth, the only ...
We cannot help imagining that your friend Clerval conceals the extent of your
disorder: for it is now several months since we have seen your hand-writing; and
all this time you have been obliged to dictate your letters to Henry. Surely, Victor ...
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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