From the publisher: "Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror." (Take note: Audible exclusive is read by Dan Stevens.)
Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking classic—begun as a ghost story for friends—is a potent blend of science fiction and horror that has inspired countless movie and other adaptations. Nothing, however, equals the depth and beauty of Shelley’s original, which remains as relevant as ever. The young scientist Victor Frankenstein experiments with alchemy in order to fulfill his greatest ambition: to create life. In his arrogance, Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreams of discovering the very secret of life…and he succeeds, bringing a new creature into existence. But should man ever play God—and if he does, what does he owe his creation? Once he succeeds and his creature takes its first breath, he realizes he has made a monster and abandons it. The creature, shunned by the world and filled with rage, decides to follow its master.
One of the most famous horror novels of all time and considered by many to be the first science-fiction novel, Shelley’s masterpiece has entertained and horrified its readers for 200 years.