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Mary Shelley

A Gothic novel about advances in science and moral responsibilities they bring about. Victor Frankenstein is a gifted young scientist living and studying in Switzerland. Through the recently discovered ‘wonder of electricity’ he is able to give life to his own creation – a monstrous creature. However, Victor does not take responsibility for the monster and fails to educate it. Instead he runs away rejecting the creature and is therefore hunted by his own creation…

· · 1818

Critical edition

Shelley, Mary. The New Annotated Frankenstein. Edited by Leslie S. Klinger. Norton & Company, 2017. 432 pp., ISBN 9780871409492

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Beyond the US and the UK
  • Classic
  • Silenced voices
  • Recommended by a federal state: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern