By Mary Shelley
The tale is celebrated: pushed by way of ambition and an insatiable thirst for medical wisdom, Victor Frankenstein—the “Modern Prometheus” of the unique subtitle—fashions what he believes to be the best guy from a gruesome number of spare elements, respiring lifestyles into it via a sequence of ghastly experiments. whilst the substantial result of his hubris develop into transparent, the scientist and his construction are pitted opposed to one another in a mortal pursuit that takes them to the ends of the earth. First released in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece is equivalent components mystery and cautionary story, correct and resonant to today’s readers because it was once upon its unique booklet.
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