+ 'a brilliantly designed app; the current benchmark for high-quality storytelling via tablet.' Kirkus starred review

+ ‘This masterful new adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel may be the best interactive fiction yet’ — Laura Miller,

+ “Superb” — Tim Harford, senior columnist for the FT

+ ‘the most eye-catching development in April's digital publishing’ — The Guardian

+ “Enormous sensitivity to Shelley's narrative... There's enormous intelligence behind the reworking” — Dr. Dale Townshend, lecturer in Gothic and Romantic Literature at Stirling University

+ ‘a visual and textual masterpiece that you will be thrilled to experience’ — John Bardinelli,


The year is 1792 and in his Paris laboratory, Victor Frankenstein is building a man... Guide his tale with your choices in this unique literary app.

Written by best-selling author Dave Morris, designed and developed by creative studio inkle and published by award-winning independent publisher, Profile Books, Frankenstein is a new way of experiencing Mary Shelley's classic tale of terror and revenge.

The original text has been fully adapted into interactive form, allowing you the reader to visit Frankenstein's workshop, help him make his monster, and guide him through the disastrous events that follow. This is a reading experience like no other, that will put you into the heart of the story.

With breath-taking visuals and sleek design, Frankenstein is an unputdownable reading experience, and a whole new kind of ebook.

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- New novel-length interactive re-telling of the classic story
- Weave your own narrative as you guide Victor Frankenstein's choices
- Innovative and beautiful easy-to-use interface provides a seamless reading experience
- 65 illustrations including detailed 16th century anatomical engravings
- The full text of the original Frankenstein, as published in 1818
- The Art of Frankenstein, an annotated gallery of the illustrations used

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

Updated to celebrate Frankenstein's 200 year anniversary with new content, that tells the story of how the novel was written.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings
38 Ratings
MickMcLa ,


Really like the app but would like it better if you could sync between iPad and iPhone. Read a few chapters on iPad last night and tried to continue on iPhone going to work this morning but book back at beginning. Couldn't even select chapter to jump too so had to go through all story again to catch up. Am I missing something out in settings that would let me do this. Would give 5 stars if this possible.

Think_hard ,

No updates?

Last update was over half a year ago.

The experience is spoilt with the letter boxing on an iPhone 5 screen.

You need to push an iPhone 5 update as soon as possible.

Samji3877 ,


I must say this book is an absolutely wonderful asset to the iPad, with absolutely gorgeous graphics it's a stunner!

To be able to alter the page by page direction of the book I think its fabulous.

With crisp sound effects and a fantastic story to start with this app is way more worth it weight in Gold

What a fantastic job just like an artisan with his/her masterpiece

What else can I say other than...


inkle Ltd
238.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2012-2017 Dave Morris, inkle Ltd


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