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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I wish therefore that my companion should be wiser and more experienced than
myself, to confirm and support me; nor have l believed it impossible to find a true
friend.” - “I agree with you,” replied the stranger, “ in believing that friendship is ...
If your wish is to become really a man of science, and not merely a petty
experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural
philosophy, including imathematics.” Iso nii ily Cl hi, TOs: He then took me 76
I wish you could see him ; he is very tall of his age, with sweet laughing blue eyes
, dark eye-lashes, and curling hair. When he smiles, two little dimples appear on
each cheek, which are rosy with health. He has already had one or two little ...
Ah! I wish you had come three months ago, and then you would have found us all
joyous and delighted. But we are now unhappy; and, I am afraid, tears instead of
similes will be your welcome. Our father looks so sorrowful : this dreadful event ...
It may therefore be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion; but
when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her
pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her
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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