5 May 1988
Show More In Frankenstein’s Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity and 19th-century Writing by Chris Baldick.
Oxford, 207 pp., £22.50, December 1987, 0 19 811726 4Show More
“... why so many people know the plot of Frankenstein, and have known it, as this book ably demonstrates, since shortly after the work’s first appearance in 1818, without necessarily reading a line of MaryShelley’s prose. More than a century before it was filmed, it existed in two rival stage versions. Cartoonists drew it, writers and politicians alluded to it. The plot, rather like the monster, got ...”