Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley (1797-1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.Considered the first true science fiction novel, Frankenstein has been well-received and studied since its first publication.The novel has given rise to many questions that can be linked to today's culture. The evolution of man and the extent to which man collects knowledge can ultimately backfire and fail to produce any good outcomes was the message the author had aimed to put forth.
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