Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley, published in 1818 by a small London publishing house, Lackington, Hughes, Harding. Mary Shelley was nineteen when she wrote the novel, following “late in the night” literary games with her lover and future husband Percy Shelley and Lord Byron at the latter's residence near Lake Geneva during the summer of “the year without summer” (the consequence of the volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora). “Frankenstein” is a gothic novel with romantic overtones whose creature became more famous than its author. Discover Frankenstein with an original preface and biography in this new edition by Les Éditions de Londres.