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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Yesterday the stranger said to me, “You may easily perceive, Captain Walton,
that I have suffered great and unparalleled misfortunes. I had determined, once,
that the memory of these evils should die with me; but you have won me to alter
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
boy had lost himself, and was exposed to all the damps and dews of night:
Elizabeth also suffered extreme anguish. About five in the morning I discovered
my lovely boy, whom the night before I had seen blooming and active in health, ...
During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice, I suffered living torture. It
was to be decided, whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would
cause the death of two of my fellow-beings: one a smiling babe, full of innocence
... myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine; but I was absent when it was
committed, and such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of
a madman, and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me.
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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