The New Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, edited by Leslie S. Klinger
Hardcover – Liveright – Aug 2017 – 352 pages
Klinger, an editor, provides an annotated version of the 1818 edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The text is accompanied by illustrations and annotations to show how it is more complex and engaging than what readers expect to find. He provides background on the historical context, Shelley’s life, and the novel and its reception and legacy, and the annotations describe the creative process, the sources and roots of the novel’s ideas and characters, and the elements of the lives and times of the Shelleys that are in the narrative.