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 came like a protecting spirit to the poor girl, who committed herself to his care,
and after the interment of his friend he conducted her to Geneva, and placed her
under the protection of a relation. Two years after this event Caroline became ...
Poor girl! she wept when she quitted our house: she was much altered since the
death of my aunt; grief had given softness and a winning mildness to her
manners, which had before been remarkable for vivacity. Nor was her residence
at her ...
Indeed, who would credit that Justine Moritz, who was so amiable, and fond of all
the family, could all at once become so extremely wicked ” “Justine Moritz Poor,
poor girl, is she the accused ? But it is wrongfully; every one knows that; no one ...
On being charged with the fact, the poor girl confirmed the suspicion in a great
measure by her extreme confusion of IT1a11116 I'. This was a strange tale, but it
did not shake my faith; and I replied earnestly, “You are all mistaken; I know the ...
Our misfortune is doubly hard to us; we have not only lost that lovely darling boy,
but this poor girl, whom I sincerely love, is to be torn away by even a worse fate. If
she is condemned, I never shall know joy more. But she will not, I am sure she ...
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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