Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is the classic gothic horror novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who began writing the influential work at the age of 18. It features Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who successfully brings to life a monster that eventually goes on a rampage (and no, the monster is not called Frankenstein - a mistake made even by intelligent people).
The Modern Prometheus element hints at Shelley's theme that warns against the advance of the Industrial Revolution, which gone unchecked might turn into a monster. Horror fans might not think Frankenstein is gory enough, and too laden with moral subtexts for their tastes, but the book is a well crafted piece of fiction, and its contribution to subsequent genres is immeasurable. Awesome trivia: Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein as part of a ghost story contest between her husband, Lord Byron, a Dr. Polidori, and herself, and the concept for it came to her in a dream.
Downloads on Classicly are completely free- these books are public domain.
We don’t pay a cent, so neither do you.
February 10, 2555
February 26, 2014
February 09, 2014
January 19, 2014
Great novel,read it!
January 16, 2014
November 25, 2013
Great book. My friend told me it was scary it isnt
October 24, 2013
September 24, 2013
Hey blank pages
September 13, 2013
A great application for HS teachers to connect would be the role of genetic engineering, adult stem cell use, animal and human cloning, etc. The definition of human, life, death, cycle of life, role of science in "creating" life, etc. In addition to all of that it is just a fascinating story!
June 12, 2013
May 24, 2013
May 15, 2013
Is this ashli pass stupid frankenstein is the monster thats why they made a book about the creature not the scientist
May 10, 2013
Frankenstein is the name of the sciencest not the monster
April 30, 2013
Good so far
March 25, 2013
This is good so far but starting to get interesting
March 18, 2013
I enjoyed this book very much, but it wasn't very easy to read- at least the beginning requiers patience , but it is very well-written and lovely in its weirdness
March 10, 2013
I just gave it a one star review , what now!!
February 26, 2013
This book is great. It lets me know that i was not the only one that got abused and hindered in my life time.
January 30, 2013
Extraordinary!It shows that before we create... We must understand that creation does not end at any stage we want...But there is a process for everything! you miss it and you have a monster.Sometimes it is wise TZo bean average human being rather than being extraordinary!
January 23, 2013
This book is great.I like the characters inthe story
January 18, 2013
Great read for anyone whos been hindered or abused in life, youll relate to the "monster" deeply..... & want to kill Dr. Frankenstein along with him. Lmao
January 06, 2013
I want my free aduio books from this company or they get sued for $100,000
December 17, 2012
Very good book, i love it!
December 09, 2012
Very well written. A great story!
December 06, 2012
November 11, 2012
Exciting and well written.
November 09, 2012
Great read. I enjoyed the emotion I was put through, reading as the creature learns/experiences basic human compassion as an outsider looking in. You begin to side with the monster and feel his anguish as he is continuously denied the thinnest sliver of happiness by his own creator.
October 30, 2012
October 26, 2012
I'm only a kid but I love this book!
October 16, 2012
This is a really good book. I'm having so much fun reading it. It's a good book to read at an overnight halloween sleepover. If your looking for a scary book this is the one. Oh and dont forget to read Dracula
October 11, 2012
Awesome story! Thrills from page to page! Wonder what Mary would think of "Frankenweenie"? 200 years later and her book is still captivating imaginations! Wow! (Frankenweenie was great btw)
October 08, 2012
Doesnt get any better than this.
September 29, 2012
BEST BOOK EVER ALL NIGHT & DAY READING IT IT IS SO AWSOM
September 18, 2012
Fantastic Gothic Novel .
August 21, 2012
How is this not a "featured" book? An excellent read.
July 26, 2012
July 07, 2012
A must read
June 12, 2012
Fantastic read; emotional at times.
June 03, 2012
Very interesting and a wonderful moral conveyed. Well written.
May 21, 2012
An amazing delivery wrought with written prose that should be standard in all the classic works. Truly delicious to consume.
May 02, 2012
Yes I loved it.
April 22, 2012
You must read it... It's awesome
April 18, 2012
Frankenstein is a great book a must read... Try dracula and of course, not forgetting about shakespeare
March 01, 2012
Why are all the books in such weird words these are crap
September 14, 2011
Absolutely one of the best novels ever written. A must read for everyone.
September 07, 2011
Everyone should read it
April 28, 2011
This is one of my favorite books of all time. Of all the romantacist writers, I thought Mary Shelley captured an interesting moment in history, even if it's a fictional story. Top notch!