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.
Elizabeth was not incited to apply herself to drawing, that her companions might
not outstrip her; but through the desire of pleasing her aunt, by the representation
of some favourite scene done by her own hand. We learned Latin and English, ...
It was very different, when the masters of the science sought immortality and
power; such views, although futile, were grand: but now the scene was changed.
The ambition of the inquirer seemed to limit itself to the annihilation of those
Not that, like a magic scene, it all opened upon me at once : the information I had
obtained was of a nature rather to direct my endeavours so soon as I should point
them towards the object of my search, than to exhibit that object THE Mod ERN ...
By degrees the calm and heavenly scene restored me, and I continued my
journey towards Geneva. . . . . . . . . . The road ran by the side of the lake, which
became narrower as I approached my native town. I discovered more distinctly
the black ...
The thunder ceased ; but the rain still continued, and the scene was enveloped in
an impenetrable darkness. I revolved in my mind the events which l had until now
sought to forget: the whole train of my progress towards the creation; the ...
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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