Additional ExhibitsMusselman Library

Frankenstein Online   Resources

Original art by Jim Ramos ©

Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
National Library of Medicine web site for the original "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature" exhibition in 1997-1998.

Mary Shelley and Frankenstein

Features resources for studying Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Mary Shelley herself, including works by William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others.

Electronic Text Center
Features the complete text of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein & Literary Works
Features the many literary works and authors referred to in Frankenstein, where they appear in the text, and information about them.

The Bakken Library and Museum
This site illustrates "Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Dream," a permanent exhibit of The Bakken Library and Museum in Minneapolis, Minn. Interesting visuals of 18th century laboratory apparatus. Suitable for middle grades and up.

History of medicine

National Library of Medicine
Site from the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, detailing one of the world's great History of Medicine collections.

Duke University
Explores the Duke University History of Medicine Collections, which include photographs, illustrations, monographs and manuscripts, many of which are illustrated on the site.

Literature of the Romantic period

Romantic Circles
Romantic Circles is a large-scale, collaborative site of high editorial quality devoted to the study of Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and historical contexts.

Biomedical research

Human Genome Project
Features a web cast of a panel of University specialists discussing in plain English for nonscientists the medical, ethical and legal implications of the Human Genome Project.

A science primer from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Ethics and philosophy

Societal Concerns Arising from New Genetcs
Explores the ethical, legal and social issues surrounding the Human Genome Project.

Cartoons and Beyond

Marvel Comics
Illustrates and reviews the Marvel comics series, "The Frankenstein Monster," which ran from January 1973 to September 1975. Also talks about films and much more.

Frankenstein's monster as a symbol for cloning: Cartoon on stem cell research by Dick Wright © 2001