This antiquarian book contains Mary Shelley's 1818 gothic masterpiece, "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus". Frankenstein is a novel about a young scientist called Victor Frankenstein who creates a monstrous but conscious creature in a secret scientific experiment. The result of a competition to see who out of Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron could write the best horror story, Shelley's famous tale is a must have for fans of horror fiction. It would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 - 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and biographer. This book comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.