Can you spot the glaring error on this book cover?

Frankenstein book cover
(Image credit: Penguin/Future owns)

It's one of the oldest pieces of pub quiz trivia around. "Actually," we've all heard someone smugly pipe up, "Frankenstein was the name of the doctor, not the monster." But if this Penguin book cover is anything to go by, he was neither.

What looks like a hilariously glaring printing error has gone viral online, in which it appears that Frankenstein is in fact the author of the book. And the title? Mary Shelley. Yep, it seems the author and title are the wrong way round. (Looks like someone needs one or two Photoshop tutorials.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.