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The novel Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was first published in 1818.  Victor Frankenstein, a scientist eager to create life, conveys to an Arctic explorer his reason for appearing so suddenly on the desolate, icy wastes.   Frankenstein tells the explorer of his manufacture of a creature and of the disastrous consequences.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Frankenstein (Subject)
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft (Subject)
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft – Criticism and Interpretation (Subject)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves    

  • PR5397
  • PR5398

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 1987.  Call Number:  PR5397 .F73 M37 1987
  • Levine, George (Ed.). The Endurance of Frankenstein. 1982.  Call Number:  PR5397 .F73 E5 1982
  • Lowe-Evans, Mary (Ed.). Critical Essays on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. 1998.  Call Number:  PR5398 .C75 1998
  • Nardo, Don (Ed.). Readings on Frankenstein. 2000.  Call Number:  PR5397 .F73 R43 2000
  • Schoene-Harwood, Berthold (Ed.). Mary Shelley: Frankenstein. 2000.  Call Number:  PR5397 .F73 M365 2000
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein. 1994.  Call Number:  PR5397 .F7 1994

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction. 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN3321 .C75

                  o   Vol. 6, pgs. 2888-2889

  • Gothic LiteratureCall Number: REF PR408 .G68 G675 2006

                  o   Vol. 3, pg. 319-358

  • Literature and Its Times. Call Number:  REF PN50 .L574 1997

                  o   Vol. 1, pg. 115-121

  • Magill’s Survey of World LiteratureCall Number: REF PN523 .M29 2009

                  o   Vol. 5, pg. 2369-71

  • Masterplots. 2nd Revised Ed.Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33 1996

                  o   Vol 4, pgs. 2420-2423

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Call Number:  REF PN761 .N5

                  o   Vol. 14, pgs. 247-307

                  o   Vol. 59, pgs. 138-251

                  o   Vol. 103, pgs. 322-366

  • Novels for Students.Call Number:  REF PN44 .N937

                  o   Vol. 1, pgs. 180-202

  • World Literature and Its Times.Call Number:  REF PN50 .M625

                  o   Vol. 3, pgs. 145-153

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library. This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic. Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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