Publisher: Penguin Classics
Obsessed with the idea of rivalling God and creating life, Victor Frankenstein plunders graves for corpses to make a new being, which he later shocks into life with the new invention of electricity. However, the creature disgusts him and he rejects it. Cast out by Frankenstein and denied human contact, the Monster sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear.
This chilling gothic tale, begun when Mary Shelley was just nineteen years old, would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity.