Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who started writing the story when she was 18. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended incorrectly to refer to the monster as "Frankenstein". Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley infused Frankenstein with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's story of Frankenstein has become a classic, influencing literature and popular culture and spawning a complete genre of horror stories and films.
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