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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written
. Mary Shelley started writing the story Frankenstein when she was 18 and the novel was published when she was 19 years old: As a young boy, the man Frankenstein becomes obsessed with studying outdated theories of science that focus on achieving natural wonders. Frankenstein plans to attend university at Ingolstadt Germany. But, a week before his planned departure, Frankenstein's mother dies ironically after curing his sister, Elizabeth, who became ill with scarlet fever. The whole family is aggrieved, and Frankenstein sees the death as his life's first misfortune. At university, Frankenstein excels at chemistry and other sciences and discovers the secret to imbuing the inanimate with life. Frankenstein also becomes interested in galvanism, a technique discovered in the 1790s...
While the exact details of the monster's construction are left ambiguous, Frankenstein explains that he collected bones from charnel-houses. Frankenstein also says that the dissecting room and slaughter-house furnished many of his materials. Frankenstein explains that he had been forced to make the monster much larger than a normal man—he estimates it to be about eight feet tall—because of the difficulty in replicating the minute parts of the human body. After giving the monster life, Frankenstein is disgusted by and fearful of the monster's appearance. When the monster first comes to life, Victor says, "I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart”... (Summary by Wikipedia)