Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
W. W. Norton, New York, 2012; originally published 1818, English
ISBN: 9780393964585

From the Publisher (Dover):  The world’s most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel (written when its author was 19 years old), a compelling narrative that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of an ambitious young doctor's attempts to breathe life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor’s best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong.

From Oxford University Press: Shelley’s suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture--the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the effects of human cruelty, the desire for revenge and the need for forgiveness, and much more.

On 2 book lists
Jorge Silvetti

A moving, enthralling testimony of an artist’s ability to interpret and convey through fiction some of the most profound issues of an era.

Michael Sorkin

Has the dilemma of modernity been better expressed?

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