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.
When I returned home, my first care was to procure the whole works of this author
, and afterwards of Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus. I read and studied the wild
fancies of these writers with delight; they appeared to me treasures known to ...
... electrical machine, and exhibited a few experiments; he made also a kite, with
a wire and string, which drew down. that fluid from the clouds. This last stroke
completed the over-- throw of Cornelius Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and
Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. throw of Cornelius
Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Paracelsus, who had so long reigned the lords of
my imagination. But by some fatality I did not feel inclined to commence the study
I little expected in this enlightened and scientific age to find a disciple of Albertus
Magnus and Paracelsus. My dear Sir, you must begin your studies entirely anew.
” So saying, he stept aside, and wrote down a list of several books treating of ...
He heard with attention my little narration concerning my studies, and smiled at
the names of Cornelius Agrippa, and Paracelsus, but without the contempt that M.
Krempe had exhibited. He said, that “ these were men to whose indefatigable ...
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Mary Shelley's romantic novel first published in 1818 anonymously has been the inspiration for movie monster makers. Since the first film adaptation in 1823, Shelley's creation has been brought to ... Read full review
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It gets lonely when you're a monster. Shelley makes us look at the inhuman aspects of ourselves. When what we create gets out of hand isn't it still our fault? Read full review