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.
Results 1-5 of 5
and my spirits are often depressed. I am about to proceed on a long and dif. ficult
voyage; the emergencies of which will demand all my fortitude : I am required not
only to raise the spirits of others, but sometimes to sustain my own, when their's ...
... mist and. snow;” therefore afts, Shall I saversed i Whe mos, America? $, yet I ..]
It'Érse of t Write to me His receive thlteis rer *when I "spirits, *mber II. "never her
Your snow;” but I shall kill no albatross, therefore do not 16 passkensters; or, TH.
Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the
beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these
wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth.
Such a ...
This period was spent sadly; my mother's death, and my speedy departure,
depressed our spirits; but Elizabeth. endeavoured to renew the spirit of
cheerfulness in our little society. Since the death of her aunt, her mind had
acquired new ...
Your favourite school fellow, Louis Manoir, has suffered several misfortunes
since the departure of Clerval from Geneva. But he has already recovered his
spirits, and is reported to be on the point of marrying a very Jively pretty
What people are saying - Write a review
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