"Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley, first published in 1818. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque creature through an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley began writing the story when she was 18, and it was published when she was 20. The book has been influential in the gothic and horror genres and offers a profound commentary on the ethical and moral implications of scientific and technological advancement
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