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Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Mary Shelley

David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold ... More


The Frankenstein of the French Revolution

Julia V. Douthwaite

in The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226160580
eISBN:
9780226160634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160634.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Mary Shelley’s “Modern Prometheus” in the parable of Frankenstein presents an interesting coincidence with the French Revolution—which was itself an attempt to make a “new man” and a new nation. ... More


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