Promotional photo of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster in the film Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons
This guide is designed to quickly connect student researchers to all materials available through the Gumberg Library on Mary Shelley's pioneering and perennially popular cautionary tale about Victor Frankenstein, his ambition, and his monster that finally destroys him and those he loves. It will connect the researcher to reference works (great for getting authoritative background information), books, and articles from journals, literary as well as those from other fields.This page will connect the user not just to literary resources, but resources in theology, philosophy, science, and health sciences, since this novel has been used as a lens through which to examine ethical and other sorts of issues in all of these fields.
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Mary Shelley, by Reginald Easton (1820). Public domain. Source Wikimedia Commons
Frontispiece from an 1831 edition of Frankenstein. Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons