Baker & Taylor A thematic examination of Shelley's novel offers a biographical overview of the author, critical essays by varied experts, and a discussion of concurrent historical events.
Book News Provides teachers and students with a range of information and opinion on the novel and its author. Contributors are English professors at leading colleges and universities, literary scholars and critics, theater and film historians, and biographers of Shelley. Most essays deal specifically with the original novel and its conceptions, sources, meanings, and themes. Other essays look at film and stage adaptations and the degree to which they remain true to the original. Includes essay introductions and a chronology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)