Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is the 2008-09 Weber Reads selection, chosen because it is a classic work of literature available in many beautiful editions and formats that can be read and enjoyed by people of all ages.
Frankenstein is a "tale of human presumption and its misbegotten consequences. Now, two centuries after it was written, the story is constantly retold and reinterpreted, from Halloween cartoons to ominous allusions in the public debate, capturing and conveying meaning central to our consciousness today and our concerns for tomorrow. The monster and his myth have inspired everyone from philosophers to philatelists." Weber Reads will use professional humanists in a variety of settings and venues to guide the general public in "understanding the monster made by man, while learning more about the creature that lives within us all."