FRANKENSTEIN—the seminal horror novel and gothic masterpiece that launched a thousand monsters, with its eerie and horrifying scenes of animating dead flesh, stitching rotting corpses together, watching a soulless monster open its hideous eyes for the first time…
Frankenstein has spawned a host of film, television, and stage adaptations, and more than 100 years after its initial publication it continues to hold readers spellbound.
“How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavored to form? Great God!”
MARY SHELLEY (1797-1851) wife of celebrated poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, and biographer, best known for her Gothic novel creation, Frankenstein, widely considered to be one of the top 100 books of all time.