Halloween Edition: Frankenstein

One of my favorite books! It is a great backdrop for the change to cooler weather and the advent of Halloween. There are many movies, some of which are cinematic classics, but nothing beats reading about Victor Frankenstein's attempts at playing God. If you purchase or loan the book make sure you get one with an introduction. It usually gives information about Mary Shelly and possible influences in writing what began as a contest among her husband and his friends in writing a ghost story. She is the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, feminist writer who is famous for A Vindication on the Rights of Women and William Goodwin, a famous philosopher, which could have possibly had a great influence on the layers of the story including the question of creation and nature.