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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He grieved also for the loss of his society, and resolved to seek him out and
endeavour to persuade him to begin the world again through his credit and
assistance. Beaufort had taken effectual measures to conceal himself; and it was
I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most
irreparable evil, the void that presents itself to the soul, and the despair that is
exhibited on the countenance. It is so long before the mind can persuade itself
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 ...
... as the ravings of insanity. Besides, the strange nature of the animal would
elude all pursuit, even if I were so far credited as to persuade my relatives to
commence it, Besides, of what use would be pursuit * Who could 150
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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