“I read this one with lot of expectations. I was disappointed. When it was published it surely made some sensation but it if you read it today, it doesn't seem that interesting. It never mentions what Frankenstein actually did to put life into that assembled monster to bring him alive. It could have used some scientific stuff. It just says how he collected different things, how he worked hard and voila, there you have a full fledged monster in your basement. Then he is careless to leave him alone and he escapes. Language is too much descriptive without any concrete words.
This work is usually regarded as an extended case of Gothic Novel genre (which Jane Austen ridiculed in her Northanger Abbey) Mary dedicated this work to her father William Godwin who has written 'Caleb Williams' - work which is also included in this genre. This whole family has some more notable personalities in it, Mary Wollstonecraft, the famous feminist was Mary's mother and P.B. Shelly - renowned romantic poet, was her husband. Claire Clairmont was her stepsister who was in relationship with Lord Byron to whom she bore a baby girl, Allegra.”