科學家維多．法蘭根斯坦決定要跨入上帝的領域，靠科學的力量創造出生命體— 一個完美的人。於是他從墳場挖出屍塊，選出還能使用的部分拼成人型，賦予其生命。但不久他便發現，他只是製造了一個怪物。法蘭根斯坦試圖抹殺這場嚴重的錯 誤，為求生存，怪物展開了逃亡，一場充滿背叛、悲傷與復仇的追逐之旅就此展開。
Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark parable of science misused. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward scientist, builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified at what he has done, he abandons his creation. The hideous creature learns language and becomes civilized but society rejects him. Spurned, he seeks vengeance on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction, with Frankenstein and his 'monster' pursuing each other to the extremes of nature until all vestiges of their humanity are lost. In 1831, Mary Shelley succumbed to conservative pressures and toned down elements of the work. The novel is presented here in its original form and with an afterword by David Pinching.
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