Fictional character who gives the title to the novel in which he first appeared, "Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus", published by the English writer Mary Shelley in 1818.

This novel is, perhaps, the first, or one of the first, modern horror and science fiction novels, from the romantic era and of a Gothic type, and it gives the "starting shot" for more works of this style, especially in English-language literature, such as the stories of Edgar Allan Poe or the novels of H. G. Wells.

It lays the foundations of science fiction and touches on a series of important topics related to this genre, such as giving life to a creature by humans, etc.

The novel has been widely adapted to film.
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