I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. from Frankenstein
Mary Shelley, during a trip in the Alps, wrote this novel in order to win the prize for the most successful ghost story which not only brought her the reward she was after but also produced one of the most important gothic novels and classics that resonates with the reader even today.
Mary Shelley creates a character, which sets out for the quest of knowledge and tries to find its own way of living; however, ends up after all in a more unhappy life and much more destruction as it was in the beginning.
Frankenstein contains apart from the Gothic novel elements of the Romantic movement and is often refered to as one of the first examples of science fiction.
Frankenstein had and still has a great influence across literature and popular culture, let alone the countless movies and stories it has inspired.