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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As it drew nearer, I observed that it was the Swiss diligence: it stopped just where
I was standing; and, on the door being opened, I perceived Henry Clerval, who,
on seeing me, instantly sprung out. “My dear Frankenstein,” exclaimed he, “how ...
I remember the first time I became capable of observing outward objects with any
kind of pleasure, I perceived that the fallen leaves had disappeared, and that the
young buds were shooting forth from the trees that shaded my window. It was a ...
He had also changed my apartment; for he perceived that I had acquired a dislike
for the room which had previously been my laboratory. But these cares of Clerval
were made of no avail when I visited the professors. M. Waldman inflicted ...
As I said these words, I perceived in the gloom a figure which stole from behind a
clump of trees near me; I stood fixed, gazing intently: I could not be mistaken. A
flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; ...
She had been out the whole of the night on which the murder had been
committed, and towards morning had been perceived by a market-woman not far
from the spot where the body of the murdered child had been afterwards found.
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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