Subtitled “The Modern Prometheus,” Frankenstein was written by eighteen-year-old Mary Shelley in London. The book tells the story of a scientist who attempts the power of the gods: to create life. As one of the most famous Gothic horror novels, Frankenstein continues to influence literature and culture nearly 200 years after its initial publication.
For the project, I will read an electronic copy of Frankenstein. At my default font size, the book is 167 pages in length.
- [Book] Frankenstein on Wikipedia
- [Author] Mary Shelley on Wikipedia
- [Media] The original 1931 Boris Karloff film inspired many Hollywood remakes
- [Media] Kenneth Branagh’s film interpretation of the original story, staring Robert De Niro and an all-star cast, on IMDB
- [Info] Castle Frankenstein, a German castle than may have been part of the inspiration for Shelley’s story
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