This week, Gavia and Morgan convene their first book club of the year to discuss Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, first published in 1818. Topics include Shelley's storied personal history, the novel's themes of parenthood and colonialism, and its long legacy of dramatic and cinematic adaptations.
“The Strange and Twisted Life of ‘Frankenstein’,” Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
“Frankenstein's Monster and Images of Race in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” H. L. Malchow, Past & Present 139 (via JSTOR)
“Novelistic Sympathy in Mary Shelley's ‘Frankenstein’,” Jeanne M. Britton, Studies in Romanticism 48.1 (via JSTOR)
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