By Mary Shelley (Author)
For years Victor Frankenstein labors to create a new race of intelligent beings. He spends his nights scrounging human and animal body parts from graveyards, slaughterhouses, and hospital dissection rooms. By day he experiments in his secret laboratory, perfecting the creature whom, he believes, will worship him as a god. When he succeeds, Frankenstein is horrified by the ugly brutishness of the patchwork being he has brought to life. Rather than exult in his accomplishment, he runs from it, retreating to the comfort of long-neglected friends and family. Frankenstein has, indeed, created a monster . . . not by animating dead flesh but by abandoning his creation. Now, the monster is out for revenge.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was an English novelist who also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Frankenstein, her first published novel, is considered a foundational science fiction novel.