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British Literature from 1660 to Today: Frankenstein



Promotional photo of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster in the film Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons


Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley, by Reginald Easton (1820). Public domain. Source Wikimedia Commons


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This guide is designed to quickly connect student researchers to all materials available through the Miami Dade College 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. It also provides information on citation and on getting materials not owned by the MDC's Library.

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.

(Who is this "Prometheus" guy in the subtitle of Frankenstein? Click here to find out.)

Reference works


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This is a free online presentation of the  third edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. It aims to provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical guide to science fiction in all its forms.

For more about the Encyclopedia, please follow these links:

full text nw ed.

Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

By Mary Shelley. MIT Press, 2017

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