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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4 in a little boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition of discovery up his
native river. But, supposing all these conjectures to be false, you cannot contest
the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind to the last generation,
Soon after her marriage, she had accompanied her husband into her native
country, and for some years my father had very little communication with her.
About the time I mentioned she died ; and a few months afterwards he received a
I had hitherto attended the schools of Geneva; but my father thought it necessary,
for the completion of my education, that I should be made acquainted with other
customs than those of my native country. My departure was therefore fixed at an ...
I felt this delay very bitterly; for I longed to see Iny native town, and my beloved
friends. My return had only been delayed so long from an unwillingness to leave
Clerval in a strange place, before he had become acquainted with any of its ...
The road ran by the side of the lake, which became narrower as I approached my
native town. I discovered more distinctly the black sides of Jura, and the bright
summit of Mont, Blanc ; I wept like a child: “Dear mountains ! my own beautiful ...
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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