Famously written on a dare by the author's famous friend, poet Lord Byron, this bloodcurdling Gothic horror novel is one of the most haunting stories of all time. It recounts the tragic events in the life of young doctor Frankenstein and the dreadful consequences of his attempt at creating artificial life. More than 100 years after its publication, it remains a brilliant and essential reflection on scientific ethics, as well a literary masterpiece.
About the Author
Mary Shelley was an English novelist, short-story writer, essayist, philosopher, biographer, and travel writer. Today she is best known for her groundbreaking Gothic novel Frankenstein. She is thought to have been a political radical and is often regarded as an early proponent of feminism.