Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen.

At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein.

Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen.

Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. This book has a good element of Romanticism in it, and the eloquent descriptions of human condition captured my interest.

Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever. I have little interest for modern-day "horror" stories... I am reading this for a grade 11 English class, and am considering buying a copy of the book to keep in my library.

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human?

Victor Frankenstein - The doomed protagonist and narrator of the main portion of the story.