Chemistry and the Science of Transformation in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Ruston, Sharon (2019) Chemistry and the Science of Transformation in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 41 (3). ISSN 0890-5495

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This essay reads the novel in a new way, examining the way that Victor Frankenstein's chemical education (he does not train to be a doctor!) enables his creation of the monster. It reveals that chemists of the period had a different worldview to others where they saw the world in constant transformation and flux. I have written this essay co-written the introduction to the special issue, and co-edited the whole.

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Nineteenth-Century Contexts
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