Character developed in 1818
Character of the gothic novel Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley in 1818
Frankenstein’s monster is a fictional character who appeared for the first time in 1818, in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. In 1931, it was adapted for the cinema, and the monster was portrayed by the British actor Boris Karloff. In the film, Henry Frankenstein, a young scientist, undertakes the creation of artificial life. He builds up a human body with parts taken from corpses. But instead of putting in a healthy brain, his assistant, Fritz, comes up with one taken from a dead assassin...
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