Mary Shelley wished with her classic Gothic novel Frankenstein to “make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart”. Mary Shelley succeeded.
Victor Frankenstein finally fulfills his dream of creating his own living creature, stitched together from the macabre remains of corpses. To his horror he finds he has created something even more ghastly than in his worst imaginings. Frankenstein has created a monster with a soul!