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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We perceived a low carriage, fixed on a sledge and drawn by dogs, pass on
towards the north, at the distance of half a mile : a being which had the shape of ,
a man, but apparently of gigantic stature, sat in the sledge, and o guided the dogs
It was, in fact, a sledge, like that we had seen before, which had drifted towards
us in the night, on a large fragment of ice. Only one dog remained alive; but there
was a human being within it, whom the sailors were persuading to enter the ...
“Then I fancy we have seen him ; for, the day before we picked you up, we saw
some dogs drawing a sledge, with a man in it, across the ice.” This aroused the
stranger's attention; and he asked a multitude of questions concerning the route ...
Soon after this he inquired, if I thought that the breaking up of the ice had
destroyed the other sledge? I replied, that I could not answer with any degree of
certainty; for the ice had not broken until near midnight, and the traveller might
He is now much recovered from his illness, and is continually on the deck,
apparently watching for the sledge that preceded his own. Yet, although unhappy
, he is not so utterly occupied by his own misery, c 4. THE MO DERN
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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