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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Her mother's fortune is secured to her, the documents of which I will commit to
your keeping. Reflect upon this proposition; and decide whether you would prefer
educating your niece yourself to her being brought up by a stepmother.
During. her confinement, many arguments had been urged to persuade my
mother to refrain from attending upon her. She had, at first, yielded to our
entreaties; but when she heard that her favourite was recovering, she could no
longer debar ...
Madame Moritz, her mother, was a widow with four children, of whom Justine was
the third. This girl had always been the favourite of her father; but, through a
strange perversity, her mother could not endure her, and, after the death of M.
Accordingly, a few months after your departure for Ingoldstadt, Justine was called
home by her repentant mother. Poor girl! she wept when she quitted our house:
she was much altered since the death of my aunt; grief had given softness and a
afterwards attended her own mother during a tedious illness, in a manner that
excited the admiration of all who knew her. After which she again lived in my
uncle's house, where she was beloved by all the family. She was warmly
attached to ...
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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