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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... but you are too considerate to make inquiries.” “Certainly; it would indeed be
very impertinent and inhuman in me to trouble you with any inquisitiveness of
mine.” “And yet you rescued me from a strange and perilous 28 FRANKENstein;
“And yet you rescued me from a strange and perilous situation; you have
benevolently restored me to life.” 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
It may appear very strange, that a disciple of Albertus Magnus should arise in the
eighteenth century; but our family was not scientifical, and I had not attended any
of the lectures given at the schools of Geneva. My dreams were therefore ...
Madame Moritz, her mother, was a widow with four children, of whom Justine was
the third. This girl had always been the favourite of her father; but, through a
strange perversity, her mother could not endure her, and, after the death of M.
... and after the advocate against her had stated the charge, several witnesses
were called. Several strange facts combined against her, which might have
staggered any one who had not such proof of her innocence as I 162
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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