- Alternative title:
- or, The Modern Prometheus
- Simon & Schuster
- Publisher series:
- Enriched Classic
- Publication year:
- Original publication year:
An explorer of the North Pole picks up a weary and battered Victor Frankenstein. Victor is on the run from his creation, who is trying to kill him. The captain of the ship listens to Frankenstein's story (which makes up the meat of the novel).
What struck me about the novel was how mild-mannered, eloquent, and initially innocent Frankenstein's so-called monster is. The monster spends a good chunk of the novel in the forest, trying to make a living, and he meets a family living in a forest cabin.
This novel is a classic, and extremely well-written. I heartily recommend it. If you're not versed in Victorian English I recommend that you get a version with notes to explain language usage. Otherwise, a lot of things won't make sense.
- Table of Contents:
- Chronology of Mary Shelley's Life and Work
- Historical Context of Frankenstein
- Interpretive Notes
- Questions for Discussion
- Suggestions for the Interested Reader