`Frankenstein' has entered world culture as a striking and terrifying image--but of what? The novel is a remarkable achievement of a young woman still in her teenage years and this edition of Mary Shelley's visionary work explores its many possible layers of meaning. Science, horror and pathos are compounded to form an explosive combination. . . Cambridge Literature is a series of study texts which presents writing in the English-speaking world from the 16th century up to the present day. The series includes novels, drama, short stories, poetry, essays and other types of non-fiction. Each edition has the complete text with an appropriate glossary. The student will find in each volume a helpful introduction and a full section of resource notes encouraging active and imaginative study methods.