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The famous story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the monster, was successfully dramatized throughout the last century and continues to fascinate audiences.
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CliffsNotes on Frankenstein digs into Dr. Victor Frankenstein's scientific creation, a "hideous and gigantic" monster that the good doctor tries to defeat throughout most of the novel.
Following the story of an obsessive man whose determination to create a new race of humans produces monstrous results, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include
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Jump-start your understanding of Mary Shelley's famous story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation by opening the pages of CliffsNotes on Frankenstein, the study guide that can raise your insight as well as your test scores! Here, you'll explore the relationship between the monster and his creator, but with CliffsNotes on Frankenstein you'll also get in-depth character analysis, critical essays, and insight into the novel's literary devices. You'll also discover background information on the life of Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley and the creation of this, her most famous work, which was sparked by a suggestion that her circle of friends each write a ghost story to pass the time.
About the Author
Currently a librarian and instructor of English at McNeese State University in Lake Charles. LA, Jeff Coghill grew up an Army brat and graduated in 1980 from Heidelberg American High School in Heidelberg, Germany. He went on to earn his B.A. in English from Methodist College in 1983, his M.A. in English from Western Carolina University, and his M.L.I.S. in library studies from the University of Alabama in 1997. He now resides in Lake Charles, LA with his wife, Michele; his teenage daughter, Caroline; and his West Highland White Terrier, "Alfie" a.k.a. Alfred. Lord Tennyson.
Table of Contents
Life and Background of the Author.
Introduction to the Novel.
Preface to the 1817 Edition.
Introduction to the 1831 Edition.
Letter 1: To Mrs. Saville, England.
Letter 2: To Mrs. Saville, England.
Letter 3: To Mrs. Saville, England.
Letter 4: To Mrs. Saville, England.
Chapters 1 - 24.
CliffsNotes Resource Center.