Frankenstein Story


The myth of the Frankenstein monster returns to its literary roots in this tale of a scientist’s monstrous attempt to play God. This story is the archetype for many subsequent tales of the mad scientist and his creatures with the monster of misguided science eventually tormenting its creator. The novel features Victor Frankenstein, a student … Read more

Character list

Victor Frankenstein He is the main character, a man driven by ambition and scientific curiosity. His quest for absolute knowledge and power will eventually end in his own ruin. Elizabeth Lavenza Both Victor’s sister and his bride. Elizabeth is presented as being angelically good and incomparably beauty: she represents ideal womanhood and its promises of … Read more

The Book

Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is a novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley that was first published in 1818. Read the full text of Frankenstein in its entirety, completely free. Letter 1 To Mrs. Saville, England. You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied  the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with … Read more