First published anonymously, Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley in the early 1800s, when she was just 20 years old. Frankenstein is the compelling science-fiction drama-romance of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist. Frankenstein goes on to create an irreverent monster-creature through his scientific experimentation. Frankenstein and his creation then go on to pose the question to all - why are we here, what is our purpose? Considered one of the greatest works of literature because of its ingenuity in theme and style, Shelley's Frankenstein is a must-have.