Frankenstein: The 1818 Text (Paperback)
Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written and one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the tale of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist whose unbridled quest for the secret of life unleashes a creature that embodies our deepest fears about the moral bounds of human progress. Ever since its publication in 1818, readers have been fascinated with the iconic image of Frankenstein's monster and the unresolved ethical questions his creation challenges us to answer.
At once a cautionary tale and a gripping novel about the destructive potential in human ingenuity and the desperate search for love and attachment, Frankenstein lives on in countless re-imaginings in literature and film.
This Warbler Classics edition uses Shelley's original 1818 text and includes an afterword by Ulrich Baer, Mary Shelley's introduction to the 1831 edition, and a detailed biographical timeline.