What is the setting of Frankenstein
The first setting of Frankenstein is in Geneva, Switzerland
The setting of Frankenstein's genesis was, as might be expected, the proverbial "dark and stormy night." The year was 1816; the place was Geneva, Switzerland. Before going to sleep that June night, Mary Shelley had spent the evening huddled around a roaring fire with her husband and friends reading German ghost stories. Lightening bounced off the walls and illuminated the faces of all who were present that evening: Lord Byron, John Polidori (Byron's traveling physician), Percy Shelley, Clare Clairmont (Mary's step sister), and Mary. Lord Byron challenged all who were present to compete with him in writing the ghost story to end all ghost stories. The sky magnified the challenge by thrashing and crashing, inspiring the opening sentence of Mary's drafted version of Frankenstein: "It was on a dreary night of November."