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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Professor Krempe often asked me, with a sly smile, how Cornelius Agrippa went
on? whilst M. Waldman expressed the most heartfelt exultation in my progress.
Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was
When he smiles, two little dimples appear on each cheek, which are rosy with
health. He has already had one or two little wives, but Louisa Biron is his
favourite, a pretty little girl of five years of age. “ Now, dear Victor, I dare say you
wish to be ...
When you read their writings, life appears to consist in a warm sun and garden of
roses, in the smiles and frowns of a fair enemy, and the fire that consumes your
own heart. How different from the manly and heroical poetry of Greece and Rome
that sweet child, whose smiles delighted and warmed my heart, who was so
gentle, yet so gay! Victor, he is murdered! to “I will not attempt to console you; but
will simply relate' the circumstances of the trans‚ction. of - “Last Thursday (May
7th) I ...
said she, “how shall I ever again believe in human benevolence P Justine, whom
I loved and esteemed as my sister, how could she put on those smiles of
innocence only to betray; her mild eyes. seemed incapable of any severity or
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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