Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

9.1/10
Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement.
Frankenstein book cover

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley.

The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein", despite this being the name of the scientist.

Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus.

The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully realized science fiction/fantasy novel.

This Frankenstein book review was written by

Have you read Frankenstein?

We've found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader's review. Thank you.

Frankenstein reader reviews

from Dubai

10-stars

It was an amazing and important ancestor of both the horror and science friction genres.

from America

9-stars

Great child friendly book!

9.4/10 from 3 reviews

Write a reader review

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley book cover thumb image

Thank you for taking the time to write a reader review for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; it really helps other readers find that perfect next read. Kindly enter your name, country and review below and click the 'Submit your review' button to send.

Name

Country

Book

Your rating (out of 10)

Your review

* Review will be moderated before appearing on the site.

More recommended reading in this genre

Looking for more suggestions? Try these pages: