When she was sixteen she fell in love with percy bysshe shelley, a poet and one of her fathers political followers. In the 1818 edition of the novel, elizabeth is victors cousin, the child of alphonse frankenstein s sister. The stranger, who the reader soon learns is victor frankenstein, begins his narration. If you want a book that gives you both the context of mary shelley s famous book, how it changed in later versions and how others have interpreted it, leslie klingers the new annotated frankenstein is a good choice. In the 1831 edition, victors mother rescues elizabeth from a destitute peasant cottage in italy. Frankenstein, or, the modern prometheus summary book. This stylistic choice confirms the implicit comparison between victor and the monster that reoccurs throughout the novel, and supports the inherent humanity of the. Frankenstein is a novel by mary shelley that was first published in 1818. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this frankenstein study guide and get instant access to. Frankenstein plot summary plot summary gcse english.
In waltons series of letters to his sister in england, he retells victors tragic story. A summary of preface and letters 14 in mary shelley s frankenstein. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. On a trip to switzerland, mary wrote her famous story, frankenstein, or the modern prometheus. The novel begins with narration from captain walton, who is writing a series of letters to his sister margaret. Frankenstein by mary shelley looks at what happens when one man decides to play god.
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This is a quick book summary of frankenstein by mary shelley. Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis. Frankenstein, or, the modern prometheus is a story written by then 19yearold mary shelley. The point of view then switches to victor frankenstein. Frankenstein, or, the modern prometheus summary book reports.
The characters use complex diction word choice to capture the intensity of their emotional experiences. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading frankenstein. This book about doctor frankenstein and his creation of frankenstein. After his fateful meeting with the monster on the glacier, victor puts off the creation of a new, female creature. Mary wollstonecraft godwin was born on august 30, 1797, in london, of prime literary stock. The pursuit of knowledge is at the heart of frankenstein, as victor attempts to surge beyond accepted.490 2 501 1215 1332 465 596 1254 1365 236 1148 398 1355 422 493 1113 436 1563 259 468 1115 1515 1462 244 1500 1509 1 890 747 750 731 328 319