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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You may remember, that a . history of all the voyages made for purposes of
discovery composed the whole of our good uncle Thomas's library. My education
was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading. These volumes were my
She determined to fulfil her duties with the greatest exactness; and she felt that
that most imperious duty, of rendering her uncle and cousins happy, had
devolved upon her. She consoled me, amused her uncle, instructed my brothers;
and I ...
Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. been exceedingly ill;
and this makes us all very wretched, as much so nearly as after the death of your
dear mother. My uncle was almost persuaded that you were indeed dangerously
“My uncle and I conversed a long time last night about what profession Ernest
should follow. His constant illness when young has deprived him of the habits of
application; and now that he enjoys good health, he is continually in the open air,
My uncle smiled, and said, that I ought to be an advocate myself, which put an
end to the conversation on that subject. “And now I must tell you a little. story that
will please, and perhaps amuse you. Do you not remember Justine Moritz ...
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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