Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Mary-Wollstonecraft Shelley---Frankenstein

Category: Philosophy

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Published in 1818

Reference #0313

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, penned by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and published in 1818, presents a mesmerizing tale written in the form of correspondence.

Set in the 18th century, this captivating narrative transports readers on an ambitious expedition led by Captain Robert Walton, who ventures to the North Pole. During this treacherous journey, Walton’s crew comes across a mysterious figure and embarks on a life-saving mission to rescue Victor Frankenstein from the clutches of death. Through Frankenstein’s tragic account, the novel serves as a powerful cautionary tale, compelling readers to reflect upon the far-reaching repercussions of human ambition. With its timeless exploration of obsession and the pursuit of scientific enlightenment, Frankenstein enthralls and prompts readers to delve into the intricate depths of the human psyche.