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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... and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking. I am already far
north of London; and as I walk in the streets of PetersWOL. I. B burgh, I feel a cold
northern breeze play upon my FRANKENSTEIN ; MoDERN PROMETHEUS. ...
impelled to hurry on, although wetted by the rain, which poured from a black and
comfortless sky. , I continued walking in this manner for some time, endeavouring
, by bodily exercise, to ease the load that weighed upon my mind. I traversed the
I walked with a quick pace, and we soon arrived at my college. I then reflected,
and the thought made. me shiver, that the creature whom I. had left in my
apartment might still. be there, alive, and walking about. I dreaded to behold this
Victor, he is murdered! to “I will not attempt to console you; but will simply relate'
the circumstances of the trans‚ction. of - “Last Thursday (May 7th) I, my niece,
and your two brothers, went to walk in Plainpalais.: The evening was warm and ...
I motioned to him to take up the letter, while I walked up and down the room in the
extremest agitation. Tears also gushed from the eyes of Clerval, as he read the
account of my misfortune. - “I can offer you no consolation, my friend,” said he ...
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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