Frankenstein Author:Marl Wollstonecraft Shelley This edition publishes the original 1818 text of Frankenstein. It is revealed how much Percy Shelley interfered in his wife's preparation of the manuscript. But this book is the original, non-interfered horror of Frankenstein. — The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and... more » inspired countless writers of horror and suspense.
Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling Gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity.« less