Author(s): Mary Shelley
In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness.
Victor Frankensteinâe(tm)s monster is stitched together from the limbs of the dead, taken from âe~the dissecting room and the slaughter-houseâe(tm). The result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker and starved of human companionship, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge.
Begun when Mary Shelley was only eighteen years old and published two years later, this chilling tale of a young scientistâe(tm)s desire to create life âe" and the consequences of that creation âe" still resonate today.
âe~The rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature openâe¦âe(tm)