A Bibliography of Texts about or related to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Good Inexpensive Edition of Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Dover, 2014. (Uses the 1831 text).

Recommended Critical Editions of Frankenstein

If you want to use a more robust edition of Frankenstein, with commentary and notes and so on, I would recommend:

Eds. Susan J. Wolfson, and Ronald Levao. The Annotated Frankenstein. Belknap of Harvard UP, 2012. (Uses the 1818 text).

Ed. Leonard Wolf.o The Annotated Frankenstein. Clarkson N. Potter, 1977. (Uses the 1818 text).

Ed. J. Paul Hunter. Frankenstein. 2nd ed., W.W. Norton, 2015. (Uses the 1818 text).

Ed. Charles E. Robinson. The Original Frankenstein. Bodleian, 2009. (Uses Shelley’s original unpublished manuscript, supplemented by the 1818 text).

Suggested Further Reading

Adams, Carol J. “Frankenstein's Vegetarian Monster” in The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory (New York, Continuum, 1990), 108-119.

Aesop, “The Ass and the Lap-Dog”.

Beaton, Kate. Hark, A Vagrant.

Behrendt, Stephen. “Language and Style in Frankenstein,” in Approaches to Teaching Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ed. Stephen C. Behrendt. Modern Language Association of America, 1990. 78-84.

Benjamin, Walter. “The Task of the Translator.” Selected Writings Volume 1. Ed. Marcus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings.Cambridge, Mass: Belknap, 1996 .

Blake, William. “London.”

Bowerbank, Sylvia. "The Social Order VS The Wretch: Mary Shelley's Contradictory-Mindedness in Frankenstein." ELH 46, no. 3 (1979): 418-31. doi:10.2307/2872688.

Bugg, John. "“Master of Their Language”: Education and Exile in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." Huntington Library Quarterly 68, no. 4 (2005): 655-66. doi:10.1525/hlq.2005.68.4.655.

Byron, Lord George. “A Fragment.”

 Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. Monster Theory : Reading Culture. Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Constantin-François Volney, The Ruins: Or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires: and the Law of Nature.

Cornelius Agrippa, Three Books of Occult Philosophy

Crimmins, Jonathan. "Mediation's Sleight of Hand: The Two Vectors of the Gothic in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"." Studies in Romanticism 52, no. 4 (2013): 561-83. 

de La Fontaine, Jean. “The Ass and the Lap-Dog”.

Dunn, Richard J. "Narrative Distance In "Frankenstein"." Studies in the Novel 6, no. 4 (1974): 408-17. http://www.jstor.org/stable/29531685.

Esther K. Mbithi. "The Significance, for Readers in the Twenty-first Century, of the Character of Safie in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." Littera Aperta 3, no. 3 (2015): 37-46.

Feldman, Paula. “Probing the Psychologic Mystery of Frankenstein,” in Approaches to Teaching Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ed. Stephen C. Behrendt. Modern Language Association of America, 1990. 67-77.

Forry, Steven Earl. Hideous Progenies : Dramatizations of Frankenstein from Mary Shelley to the Present. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.

Godwin, William. An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von. The Sorrows of Young Werther, trans. Bayard Quincy Morgan. Oneworld Classics, 2010.

Goold, Patrick R. Why the U.K. Adaptation Right is Superior to the U.S. Derivative Work Right, 92 Neb. L. Rev. (2014) Available at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/nlr/vol92/iss4/5

Guyer, Sara. "Testimony and Trope in "Frankenstein"." Studies in Romanticism 45, no. 1 (2006): 77-115. doi:10.2307/25602035.

Hayden, Judy A. ed. The New Science and Women’s Literary Discourse: Prefiguring Frankenstein. Palgrave, 2011.

Head-König, Anne-Lise. “Religion Mattered: Religious Differences in Switzerland and Their Impact on Demographic Behaviour (End of the 18th Century to the Middle of the 20th Century).” Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung, vol. 42, no. 2 (160), 2017, pp. 23–58.

Hutcheon, Linda. A Theory of Adaptation. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Koretsky, Deanna P. "“Unhallowed Arts”: Frankenstein and the Poetics of Suicide." European Romantic Review 26, no. 2 (2015): 241-60.

Lamb, Charles and Mary Lamb. Shakespeare for Children.

Lamb, Charles. The Old Familiar Faces.

Lamoureux, Johanne, Nicolas Xanthos, Michelle Côté, Richard Bégin, Bertrand Gervais, and André Habib. "Frankenstein Et Les Ruines De Volney." Protée 35, no. 2 (2007): 65-73.

Marshall, Tim. Murdering to Dissect: Grave-robbing, Frankenstein, and the Anatomy Literature. Manchester UP, 1995.

McQueen, Sean. "Biocapitalism and Schizophrenia: Rethinking the Frankenstein Barrier." Science Fiction Studies 41, no. 1 (2014): 120-35.

Mellor, Anne K. “Making a ‘monster’: an introduction to Frankenstein” in The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley. Ed. Esther Schor. Cambridge UP, 2003.

Milton, John. Paradise Lost. Norton, 2005.

Moretti, Franco. Signs Taken for Wonders: Essays in the Sociology of Literary Forms, trans. Susan Fischer, David Forgacs and David Miller (1983) London: Verso, 83-90.

Morton, Timothy, ed. A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Routledge, 2002.

Ozolins, Aija. "Dreams and Doctrines: Dual Strands in "Frankenstein"." Science Fiction Studies 2, no. 2 (1975): 103-12. 

Picart, Caroline Joan. “Re‐birthing the monstrous: James Whale's (Mis) reading of Mary Shelley'sFrankenstein,” Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 15:4, 382-404.

Picart, Caroline Joan, and ProQuest. Remaking the Frankenstein Myth on Film : Between Laughter and Horror. SUNY Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.

Picart, Caroline Joan. “Visualizing the Monstrous in Frankenstein Films.” Pacific Coast Philology, 35:1 (2000), pp. 17-34.

Plutarch. Parallel Lives, trans. Bernadotte Perrin.

Polidori, John. The Vampyre.

Radcliffe, Ann. The Mysteries of Udolpho.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds. MIT Press, 2017.

Shelley, Percy. Prometheus Unbound.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula.

Turney, Jon. Frankenstein’s Footsteps: Science, Genetics and Popular Culture. Yale UP, 1998.

Vasbinder, Samuel Holmes. Scientific Attitudes in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. UMN Research Press, 1984.

Veeder, William. “Gender and Pedagogy: The Questions of Frankenstein,” in Approaches to Teaching Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ed. Stephen C. Behrendt. Modern Language Association of America, 1990. 38-49.

Vincent, Patrick. "“This Wretched Mockery of Justice”: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Geneva." European Romantic Review 18, no. 5 (2007): 645-61.

Walling, William. “The Context of English Romanticism,” in Approaches to Teaching Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ed. Stephen C. Behrendt. Modern Language Association of America, 1990. 105-111.

Wolf, Leonard. Notes to The Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1977.

Wolfson, Susan J. “Feminist Inquiry and Frankenstein,” in Approaches to Teaching Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ed. Stephen C. Behrendt. Modern Language Association of America, 1990. 50-59.

Wolfson, Susan J. and Ronald L. Levao. Notes to The Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. London: Belknap, 2012.

Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Arcturus, 2018.

Wollstonecraft, Mary. An Historical and Moral View of the Origin and Progress of the French Revolution.

Wordsworth, William. “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.”

Wordsworth, William. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour.