This essay argues that Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein continued to live in the European cultural imagination because its stage adaptations animated public interest in the medical and scientific discoveries that characterize the Romantic period. Theatrical adaptations preserved the Frankenstein story for a nineteenth-century public fascinated with both science and the supernatural, with both medical and Gothic accounts, with bodies both normal and monstrous.
|Title of host publication||The British Reception of Frankenstein (1818) and the Culture of Early Nineteenth-Century Science|
|Publisher||Legenda: Studies in Comparative Literature|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2020|