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

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Forthcoming
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>7/03/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Nineteenth-Century Contexts
Issue number3
Volume41
Publication statusAccepted/In press
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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.