Since Frankenstein is 200 years old, it’s firmly in the public domain, which means you can find many editions and versions online. Today I’m continuing my series of blog posts with a list of several resources that I think will be of interest!
First you can read the text at Project Gutenberg!
You can also trace the evolution of the novel with images and transcriptions of the notebooks at the Shelley-Godwin Archive. This archive provides the digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
There’s the Stuart Curran’s digital edition in the Romantic Circles Editions. It provides both the 1818 and 1831 publications of Frankenstein. It also has a link to a comparative text tool through Juxta Commons for both these years.
The Pittsburgh Frankenstein Project is working on a new digital edition that builds on and expands the work done by Curran and others.
I also discovered what looks like the beginning of a mapping project involving the novel. It looks incomplete, but an interesting experiment (pun intended) nonetheless. You can see both the Creature’s journey and Victor Frankenstein’s journey.
P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for Frankenreads!