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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My father expressed a wish that I should attend a course of lectures upon natural
philosophy, to which I cheerfully consented. Some accident prevented my
attending these lectures until the course was nearly finished. The lecture, being ...
The next morning I delivered my letters of introduction, and paid a visit to some of
the principal professors, and among others to M. Krempe, professor of natural
philosophy. He received me with politeness, and asked me several questions ...
My dear Sir, you must begin your studies entirely anew.” So saying, he stept
aside, and wrote down a list of several books treating of natural philosophy,
which he desired me to procure, and dismissed me, after mentioning that in the
“I am happy,” said M. Waldman, “ to have gained a disciple; and if your
application equals your ability, I have no doubt of your success. Chemistry is that
branch of natural philosophy in which the greatest improve'ments have been and
may be ...
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, ...
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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