Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus

Front Cover
Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818 - Monsters - 192 pages
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

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

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information