CliffsNotes on Shelley's Frankenstein

CliffsNotes on Shelley's Frankenstein

by Jeff Coghill

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Overview

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Frankenstein digs into Dr. Victor Frankenstein's scientific creation, a "hideous and gigantic" monster that the good doctor tries to defeat throughout most of the novel.

Following the story of an obsessive man whose determination to create a new race of humans produces monstrous results, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Personal background on the author, including career highlights
  • Introduction to and synopsis of the book
  • In-depth analyses of the principal characters
  • Critical essays on the book's themes, plots, and more
  • Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics
  • Resource Center with books, films and other recordings, and websites that can help round out your knowledge

Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544181571
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 05/25/2011
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 657,530
File size: 827 KB

About the Author

JEFFREY G. COGHILL is a medical librarian at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He has taught English at several colleges, including Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina, and McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

Preface to the 1817 Edition.

Introduction to the 1831 Edition.

Letter 1: To Mrs. Saville, England.

Letter 2: To Mrs. Saville, England.

Letter 3: To Mrs. Saville, England.

Letter 4: To Mrs. Saville, England.

Chapters 1 - 24.

Final Letters.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

Customer Reviews