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.
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
I replied, however, that we were on a voyage of discovery towards the northern
pole. Upon hearing this he appeared sa-2 tisfied, and consented to come on
board. Good God! Margaret, if you had seen the man who thus capitulated for his
vided attention: wealth was an inferior object; but what glory would attend the
discovery, if I could banish disease from the human frame, and render man
invulnerable to any but a violent death! Nor were these my only visions. The
raising of ...
In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is
nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for
discovery and wonder. A mind of moderate capacity, which closely pursues one
study, must ...
The astonishment which I had at first experienced on this discovery soon gave
place to delight and rapture. After so much time spent in painful labour, to arrive
at once at the summit of my desires, was the mostgratifying consummation of my
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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