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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You may deem me romantie, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend.
I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a cultivated as well
as of a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own, to approve or amend my ...
My improvement and health were their constant care, especially as I remained for
several years their only child. But before I continue my narrative, I must record an
incident which took place when I was four years of age. - My father had a sister, ...
“One by one, her brothers and sister died; and her mother, with the exception of
her neglected daughter, was left childless. The conscience of the woman was
troubled; she began to think that the deaths of her favourites was a judgment from
received the congratulatory visits on her approaching marriage with a young
Englishman, John Melbourne, Fsq. Her ugly sister, Manon, married M. Duvillard,
the rich banker, last autumn. Your favourite school fellow, Louis Manoir, has
“I am,” said she, “the cousin of the unhappy child who was murdered, or rather his
sister, for I was educated by and have lived with his parents ever since and even
long before his birth. It may therefore be judged indecent in me to come ...
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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