||Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818)
- Editor's Introduction
- Author's Introduction
- Author's Preface
- Why did early critics assume Frankenstein was
written by a man?
- What two influences on Mary Shelley does the editor
- Describe Percy Shelley's influence on Frankenstein.
- According to Hunter, what does Mary Shelley's reading
reveal about her?
- Explain Mary Shelley's use of allusion.
- Explain the significance of Mary Shelley's use of multiple
- According to the Preface, what is the author's main concern
in writing Frankenstein?
Author's Introduction (1831):
- Why did Mary Shelley have reservations about writing an
Introduction to Frankenstein? Why did she decide
to do it?
- Explain: "My husband . . . was, from the first,
very anxious that I should prove myself worthy of my
parentage, and enrol myself on the page of fame" (166).
- Explain: "Invention, it must be humbly admitted,
does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos"