WhenMary Shelley, then Mary Godwin, penned the short story which she later expanded into her first novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, it is unlikely she had any notion of her creation’s enduring appeal.
Published in 1818, the novel tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque creature in a bizarre scientific experiment. Despite actually being the name of the scientist, it is the monster that has become synonymous with the Frankenstein label.
200 years later, the cult of the monster still lives and has become one of horror’s most enduring icons, showing little sign of returning to the dead flesh that spawned it so many years ago!
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