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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your sympathy, but it is useless; my fate is nearly fulfilled. I wait but for one event,
and then I shall repose in peace. I understand your feeling,” continued he,
perceiving that I wished to interrupt him ; “but you are mistaken, my friend, if thus
nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For
this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that
far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream ...
been exceedingly ill; and this makes us all very wretched, as much so nearly as
after the death of your dear mother. My uncle was almost persuaded that you
were indeed dangerously ill, and could hardly be restrained from undertaking a ...
I thought of pursuing the devil; but it would have been in vain, for another flash
discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the nearly perpendicular
ascent of Mont Salève, a hill that bounds Plainpalais on the south. He soon
reached the ...
Two years had now nearly elapsed since the night on which he first received life;
and was this his first crime * Alas! I had turned loose into the world a depraved
wretch, whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my ...
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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