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 shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never .
before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man.
These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or
may never know, that I am wavering in my resolutions. Those are as fixed as fate;
and my voyage is only now delayed until the weather shall permit my
embarkation. The winter has been dreadfully severe; but the spring promises well
, and it is ...
She consoled me, amused her uncle, instructed my brothers; and I never beheld
her so enchanting as at this time, when she was continually endeavouring to
contribute to the happiness of others, entirely forgetful of herself. The The
I saw plainly that he was surprised, but he never attempted to draw my secret
from me; and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that
knew no. be unds, yet I could never persuade myself to confide 126 FRAN ...
be unds, yet I could never persuade myself to confide to him that event which was
so often present to my recolléction, but which I feared the detail to another would
only impress more deeply. - M. Krempe was not equally docile; and in 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