Frankenstein, Or the Modern PrometheusMary Shelley
science fiction, horror
The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a compelling narrative that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of an ambitious young doctor's attempts to breathe life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong in a timeless tale about the hazards of playing creator.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (maiden name: Wollstonecraft Godwin) (1797–1851) was a British writer. Mary Shelley was the daughter of William Godwin and she was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Mary Shelley is best known for her historical and Gothic novels. Her book Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818), in which a scientist creates life in human form, has been a lasting inspiration to other writers, filmmakers and scientists.