The Originals: Frankenstein - Om Books

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"First published in 1818, Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley is the foremost gothic novel of the Romantic tradition, and inspired several other works in the horror genre. Shelley was inspired to write the story, often considered the first science fiction story ever written after a visit to the Frankenstein Castle, where, it was believed that two centuries back, an alchemist had conducted experiments. The story traces the life of Victor Frankenstein, a student of sciences at the University Of Ingolstadt, who creates a grotesque humanoid, commonly referred to as 'the monster' in the novel. What follows is a tale of tragedy, isolation, betrayal and absolute horror. Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus has been adapted to film, stage and television, and remains an evergreen classic."


Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was a renowned English novelist, editor, biographer and short story writer. The daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, Shelley was highly educated and infused radical political elements in her works. She is best-known for the widely acclaimed gothic novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818), which is considered the first true science fiction story. Other major works by Shelley include Valperga (1823), The Last Man (1826) and Lodore (1835). Besides being an accomplished writer, Shelley also edited and promoted the works of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the renowned Romantic poet. She died in 1851, aged 53.

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Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Om Books International
X-ISBN: 9789352767151