Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most widely read novels of all time. Its two central characters, the scientist Victor Frankenstein and the being he creates, have gained mythic status in their own right. Engaging with the nove
David Higgins is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Leeds, UK.
Series Editor's Preface; 1. Introduction: An Overview of Frankenstein; 2. Walton the Explorer; 3. Frankenstein the Scientist; 4. Family and Domesticity: The Frankensteins and the De Laceys; 5. Constructing a Self: The Monster's Narrative; 6. Conclusion: Through the Characters to the Key Themes and Issues; Further Reading; Index.