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Frankenstein: Mary Shelley

Archived Guide: VCE English Units 3&4

Source: Black, S. (2019). Frankenstein [Digital montage].

Level 1 resource"Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus (1818), is a combination of Gothic horror story and science fiction. The book tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who creates an artificial man from pieces of corpses and brings his creature to life." (Britannica, n.d.)

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley: Introductory Biographies

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, (born Aug. 30, 1797, London, Eng.—died Feb. 1, 1851, London), English Romantic novelist best known as the author of Frankenstein. (Britannica, n.d.)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
Source: Richard Rothwell (1840), Mary Shelley [oil on canvas], National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley: eBooks

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley: Videos

Level 2 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"Find out more about the life of Mary Shelley and how she came to write Frankenstein, featuring writer Philip Hoare and Mary Shelley biographer Daisy Hay. (Hoare & Hay, 2015)


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In text reference / citation: Hoare & Hay (2015) or (Hoare & Hay, 2015)
Bibliography / Reference list: Hoare, P. & Hay, D. (2015). Mary Shelley: A Biography [eVideo] National Theatre. Retrieved from

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