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Frankenstein presents an unworldly outcast who turns to violence only when he is rejected and deprived of affection. Yet his creator, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, must pay the price for his scientific arrogance, his desire to play God, usurp the female role and 'give birth' to another living being. In scenes of nightmarish power, monster and maker meet in the shadow of Mont Blanc and chase across frozen Arctic wastes.
About the Author
(1797-1851) was born to well-known parents: author and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and philosopher William Godwin. When Mary was sixteen, she met the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a devotee of her father's teachings; Percy and Mary married in December 1816.
The last years of married life were filled with disaster for Mary. Her half sister died, as did two of her children. Mary and Percy eventually moved to Italy, where Percy drowned during a sailing trip in 1822. She continued writing and spent the last years of her life in the loving company of her son and good friends. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley died in 1851 at the age of fifty-three.