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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Pursuing these reflections, I thought, that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless
matter, I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life
where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption, - | These thoughts ...
I knew well therefore what would be my father's feelings; but I could not tear my
thoughts from my employment, loathsome in itself, but which had taken an
irresistible hold of my imagination. I wished, as it were, to procrastinate all that
related to ...
I thought I saw Elizabeth, in the bloom of health, walking in the streets of
Ingolstadt. Delighted and surprised, lembraced her; but as I imprinted the first kiss
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It was already dusk before we thought of returning; and then we discovered that
William and Ernest, who had gone on before, were not to be found. . We
accordingly rested on a seat until they should return. Presently Ernest came, and
The innocent suffers; but she whom I thought amiable and good has not betrayed
the trust I reposed in her, and I am consoled. Amiable cousin such were your
thoughts, mild and gentle as your own dear eyes and voice. But I–I was a Wretch,
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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