Swiss medical student Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of life, which he never reveals, lest someone repeat the mistake. He then puts together a body, essentially a man, from various corpses. He then becomes horrified by the creature he has built, and abandons. The creature, suffering a great deal of neglect and abuse, still manages to get a thorough education, and learns of his lineage.
After murdering Victor's younger brother, and framing the family maid, the creature tells his sad tale to his "father," and then demands a mate. Victor, in a panic, agrees, then thinks better of it at the last moment, destroying the new bride. In retaliation, the creature murders all of Victor's loved ones, including his wife, and leads Victor on a merry chase across the world.
About the Author
Mary Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or the alternative title, The Modern Prometheus (1818).
Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.7 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.159