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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1816. The book was published in 1818. The story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster has been made into plays, films and comics. The novel has captivated our imagination, and affected our tales of monsters.
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'Frankenstein' Review
Frankenstein is enormously important as a prototype for science fiction and as an early feminist work. Take a look at this review about Frankenstein, from Patty Inglish.

'Frankenstein' Chapter 1
Frankenstein is the famous (and controversial) novel by Mary Shelley. The scientist plays God, and creates a creature out of cadaver parts. Read the full text of this famous book

'Frankenstein' Chapter 2
In Mary Shelley's second chapter of Frankenstein, Victor and Elizabeth grow up, and we learn more about Victor's studies.

'Frankenstein' Chapter 3
In the third chapter of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein leaves home to attend the university. He gains a new perspective on his chosen path of study.

'Frankenstein' Characters
The key characters in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Which of these characters are your most favorite?

Castle Frankenstein
Mary Shelley was inspired to write "Frankenstein" by her visit to a hilltop castle--with a panoramic view of the Rhine Plain. Locate approximately three miles south of Darmstadt, Castle Frankenstein is steeped in a blend of fact and legend, which transcend regional curiosity.

Frankenstein Books and Editions
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1816. The book was published in 1818. The story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster has been made into plays, films and comics. It has captivated our imagination, and affected our tales of monsters.

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