Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is a story of ambition, untempered by caution and restraint. Though first published in 1818, Frankenstein has much to teach us about modern society and the worship of science and progress.
It is remarkable that this influential novel was started by Shelley when she was only eighteen years old. By the time it was published she was twenty. Frankenstein has been in print for over 200 years.
The Creature in the novel is not like most of the depictions of him in the movies or on television and if that is the image you have of him this story is going to surprise you. He is not a plodding, slow or ignorant creation. He is far, far more than that.