Frankenstein

D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf's edition of Frankenstein has been widely acclaimed as an outstanding edition of the novel—for the general reader and the student as much as for the scholar. The editors use as their copy-text the original 1818 version, and detail in an appendix all of Shelley's later revisions. They also include a range of contemporary documents that shed light on the historical context from which this unique masterpiece emerged. New to this edition is a discussion of Percy Shelley's role in contributing to the first draft of the novel. Recent scholarship has provoked considerable interest in the degree to which Percy Shelley contributed to Mary Shelley's original text, and this edition's updated introduction discusses this scholarship. A new appendix also includes Lord Byron's "A Fragment" and John William Polidori's The Vampyre, works that are engaging in their own right and that also add further insights into the literary context of Frankenstein.

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    Preface
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    Introduction
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    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: A Brief Chronology
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    A Note on the Text
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    Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley
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    Appendix A: The Education of Mary Shelley: Godwin and Wollstonecraft
    Godwin and Wollstonecraft
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    Appendix B: The Education of Victor Frankenstein: Darwin and Davy
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    From The Economy of Vegetation and from the The Temple of Nature IV
    Charles Darwin
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    From Discourse
    Humphrey Davy
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    Appendix C: The Education of the Monster: Volney, Goethe, Plutarch, Milton, and Wollstonecraft
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    from The Ruins
    Constantin-François Chassebœuf
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    from The Sorrows of Werter
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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    from Plutarch’s Lives
    Plutarch
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    From Paradise Lost
    John Milton
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    From Posthumous Works
    Mary Wollstonecraft
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    Appendix D: Reviews of Frankenstein
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    Appendix E: Richard Brinsley Peake, Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein (1823)
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    Appendix F: Lord Byron, “A Fragment” (1819)
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    Appendix G: John William Polidori, The Vampyre: A Tale (1819)
    John William Polidori
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    Appendix H: Substantive Variants
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    Appendix I: Introduction to Shelley’s 1831 Edition
    Mary Shelley
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    Works Cited/Recommended Reading
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