The world's most famous work of horror fiction.
Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, he realizes he has made a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone who sees it, sets out to destroy Dr Frankenstein with murder and horrors to the very ends of the earth.
“A haunting, melancholy work of gothic beauty”
“The most famous of all horror stories still packs a punch”
“Frankenstein launched an entire genre of dystopian fiction, and a legacy of horror at the consequences of unbridled experimentation”
“Shelley’s speechifying, lonely, Miltonic monster remains one of the greatest characters in all of literature… The book may also be the greatest meditation on birth I have ever read.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Week