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Frankenstein: Myths, Monsters, and Modern Science
This research guide is part of a campus wide curriculum on Frankenstein, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Classes will explore how the infamous Mary Shelley novel relates to modern themes. Browse the content using the subject tabs above.
Popular Film Adaptations
There have been several film versions of Frankenstein, all of which show a drastically different version of the Monster than was originally portrayed by Shelley. A few of these are listed below. Click the title and then "Place Hold" to borrow from our library system.
The most well-known version of the novel, starring Boris Karloff as the monster, was a major success & spawned many sequels.
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The first sequel, and the most critically acclaimed of the series, which also included one of the earliest fictional depictions of Mary Shelley.
Frankenstein (Theodor von Holst, 1831)
Mary Shelley: The Birth of Frankenstein
These books will help you interpret Frankenstein. The titles link to our library catalog.
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