The Monster Men is a science fiction novel by american author Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Dr. Arthur Maxon has a dream: to create an artificial human being! So the Doctor and his assistant, Carl von Horn begin their experiments, growing several living creatures in chemical vats, humanoid but mindless and ugly. But, the first twelve experiments have resulted only in grotesque, subhuman monsters.
But Number Thirteen is perfect, and will make an ideal mate for Virginia, Dr. Maxon’s only daughter. But his monstrous plan goes awry when it is disrupted by pirates and Maxon’s duplicitous assistant.
Experiment Number Thirteen indeed appears to result in a physically perfect man, but as soon as the scientists discover this an emergency distracts them. Experiment Number One has escaped and abducted Virginia…