Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein”, 1818 was a “frame novel” (story within a story). It begins with a Captain writing letters to his sister. The Captain presents the “travelogue” of his North Pole exploration. At the North Pole the Captain recuses a man named “Victor Frankenstein”. The writing changes then to the “narrative” of Victor Frankenstein. Recovered from polar rescue he plans to go off to University. Victor’s mother has passed away of scarlet fever, and Victor decides to study sciences at the University. While at University the young Victor Frankenstein creates an eight feet tall creature from parts of human dead. Using battery “electricity” the medical student obtains “bio-electricity” in the heart and brain of the body parts. Electrified, the eighth feet tall creature becomes alive. This novel Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein”, 1818 is a science fiction classic. “Frankenstein” is a novel that creates a new genre of “horror”, since the “monster” is Doctor Victor Frankenstein and not the “creature” created by science.
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