Mary Shelley

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Wordsworth Classics)

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First published in 1818, Frankenstein, or, the modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley is the foremost Gothic novel of the romantic tradition, and inspired several other works in the horror genre. Shelley was inspired to write the story, often considered the first Science fiction story ever written after a visit to the Frankenstein castle, where, it was believed that two centuries back, an alchemist had conducted experiments. The story traces the life of Victor Frankenstein, a student of sciences at the University of Ingolstadt, who creates a grotesque humanoid, commonly referred to as ‘the monster’ In the novel. What follows is a tale of tragedy, isolation, betrayal and absolute horror. Frankenstein, or, the modern Prometheus has been adapted to film, stage and television, and remains an Evergreen classic.”.


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