Frankenstein is a novel by Mary Shelley, first published in 1818. The novel is considered a classic of English literature and is one of the earliest examples of science fiction. The story is about a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates a living being from dead body parts, but is horrified by what he has created. The creature, who is often referred to as Frankenstein, is rejected by society and seeks revenge on its creator.
The novel has since been adapted into numerous films, stage productions, and other media. It has become a cultural touchstone and the term “Frankenstein” is often used to refer to the creature itself. The book explores themes such as the nature of creation, the consequences of playing God, and the relationship between creator and creature. It is a must-read for anyone interested in classic literature, science fiction, and the exploration of human nature.