Frankenstein Context Quotes

Attached to this post is the handout with the four quotations that we used to contextualize Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Romantic Context for Frankenstein

The quotes (in order) come from:

Edmund Burke’s On the Sublime

Percy Shelley’s “Mont Blanc”

Percy Shelley’s “A Defence of Poetry”

Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Women

William Godwin


I'm a doctoral student in English Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My interests lie in the field known very broadly as the Digital Humanities and I focus on reading digital books (what happens to books as they become not merely digitized, but digital) and reading books digitally (how can we use computers to learn new things about literature). In what spare time I have, I read speculative fiction, transform long strings of yarn into apparel and decor and play with my friends' dogs while eagerly awaiting the day when we move to an apartment complex that will allow us to have one.

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