The story of Frankenstein, in which the scientist Victor Frankenstein brings to life a humanoid monster, endures because it deals with so many questions that continue to be relevant: When does an interest become an obsession? Can science go too far? What does it mean to be alive?
Resources from the WCC Library and Other Websites
The WCC library has several books including different versions of Frankenstein, biographies of Mary Shelley, and related topics.
The University of Maryland's Romantic Circles site, which focuses on literature of the Romantic period, has both the 1818 and 1831 texts of Frankenstein onlineas well as information about the author and analysis.