More people know the movie Frankenstein than know the book, but of course even people who know the movie best should be aware that Frankenstein is a book. Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley in the early eighteen hundreds. Since it was first published, Frankenstein has attracted attention and admiration from readers of all kinds. Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein is often considered a foundational text in the history of science fiction; it changed the course of horror literature; it is one of the most unique books about monsters ever written. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has enjoyed massive popularity ever since it was first published in 1818, and more than two hundred years later it still delights and horrifies readers. There are many aspects that make Frankenstein memorable and influential. One surprising fact is that author Mary Shelley was only nineteen years old when she wrote it! The success of her Frankenstein would be the envy of most nineteen year old authors. Many people know that the central character, for whom the book is named, is not the monster, but its creator, Victor Frankenstein. Just as Victor Frankenstein created a monster, Mary Shelley also created something: she created the book which has lasted for two centuries now. We can expect it to last even longer! Find out more about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by taking my eight-week course, in which I will go much more in depth, teach you facts about writing of Frankenstein, and also provide university-level analysis. You can sign up for the course here.