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thumbnail Frankenstein Turns 200

by Allison Fantetti on August 27, 2018

Mary Shelley first published her novel Frankenstein 200 years ago in 1818. Shelley was just 19 when she wrote Frankenstein and is often credited with creating the science fiction genre.

You can check out Mary Shelley’s original work or one of the many adaptions.


Original Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy. - Publisher



Graphic Novel Adaptation

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. - CountyCat



1931 Movie Adaptation
Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. - CountyCat



Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron – YA Novel Adaptation 

Tired of being sheltered from humans, seventeen-year-old Boy, son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, runs away from home and embarks on a wild road trip that takes him across the country and deep into the heart of America. - CountyCat