Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (–) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young. Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century Gothicism. Mary Shelley was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in in London. After Frankenstein, she wrote several novels, including Valperga and Falkner, and edited editions of the poetry of Shelley.
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Frankenstein to me that I am self-educated: for the first fourteen years of my life I ran wild on a common and read nothing but our Uncle Thomas' books of. Frankenstein book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. Frankenstein or. The Modern Prometheus. Mary Shelley. First published in The text of this edition is from the revised edition of This web edition.
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Department of English, Dickinson College. A letter from Hookham to say that Harriet has been brought to bed of a son and heir. Shelley writes a number of circular letters on this event, which ought to be ushered in with ringing of bells, etc. But in other versions, such as several of Aesop's fables See in particular Fable , Sappho Fragment , and Ovid's Metamorphoses, Prometheus is the actual creator of humanity.
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Frankenstein at Wikipedia's sister projects. Victor delights in the sciences and vows to someday study science. Victor prepares to leave for his studies at the University of Ingolstadt, when his mother and Elizabeth become ill with scarlet fever.
Caroline dies from the disease, and Elizabeth is nursed back to health.
At the university, Victor meets his professors M. Krempe and M. For two years, Victor becomes very involved with his studies, even impressing his teachers and fellow students. He devises a plan to re-create and reanimate a dead body. He uses a combination of chemistry, alchemy, and electricity to make his ambition a reality. After bringing the creature to life, Victor feels guilty that he has brought a new life into the world with no provisions for taking care of the " monster.
The monster wanders the countryside while Victor seeks solace in a tavern near the university. Henry Clerval appears to save Victor and restore him to health. Alphonse writes to Victor telling him to come home immediately since an unknown assailant murdered his youngest brother, William, by strangulation. Justine Moritz , their housekeeper, is falsely accused of the murder of William, and she goes to the gallows willingly.The Times Some major themes of social affections and the renewal of life that appear in Shelley's novel stem from these works she had in her possession.
Kong The Case of Frankenstein ". It became widely known especially through melodramatic theatrical adaptations—Mary Shelley saw a production of Presumption; or The Fate of Frankenstein, a play by Richard Brinsley Peake , in Sir Walter Scott , writing in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine , congratulated "the author's original genius and happy power of expression" , although he is less convinced about the way in which the monster gains knowledge about the world and language.
Henry Clerval appears to save Victor and restore him to health.