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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... O God I have murdered my darling infant l' “She fainted, and was restored with
extreme difficulty. When she again lived, it was only to weep and sigh. . She told
me, that that same evening Williamhad teazed her The ModeRN PROMETHEUs.
... and covered my face with my hands. “My dear Frankenstein,” exclaimed Henry,
when he perceived me weep with bitterness, “are you always to be unhappy 2 My
dear friend, what has happened?” I motioned THE MODERN PROMETHEUs.
... Clerval endeavoured to raise my spirits. He did not do this by common topics of
consolation, but by exhibiting the truest sympathy. “Poor Williams'” said he, “that
dear child; he now sleeps with his angel mother. His friends mourn, and weep, ...
Our father looks so sorrowful : this dreadful event seems to have revived in his
mind his grief on the death of Mamma. Poor Elizabeth. also. is. quite.
inconsolable.” Er. nest began to weep as he said these words. “Do 152
FRANKENSTEIN ; or,
Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. nest began to weep as
he said these words. “Do not,” said I, “welcome me thus ; try to be more calm, that
I may not be absolutely miserable the moment I enter my father's house after so ...
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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