You already know the basics of the story--Doctor Victor Frankenstein creates a monster and brings it to life, and learns a powerful lesson that life is precious and should be respected. This classic novel has inspired countless films and books. It's been an inspiration to modern authors of science fiction, horror, and suspense.
About the Author
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was an English novelist best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. She wrote other novels, but none achieved the level of success of the science fiction/horror classic. She was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley, the famed poet-philosopher. Frankenstein was originally published anonymously. It was her first novel, and she wrote it at the age of nineteen.