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Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature: Several Books Treating of Natural Philosophy

The exhibit "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature" and the lecture and film series sponsored by the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries and the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund

Frankenstein and Shelley in the UF Libraries Collection

Search the UF Libraries Catalog to find various editions of Frankenstein, books about Mary Shelley, and adaptations of the novel in various media:

Frankenstein: Manuscript and Early Editions

Image of original Frankenstein manuscript held by the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford 

The original draft manuscript of Frankenstein is part of the Abinger Collection held the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford.

More images of the manuscript, and other images of Mary Shelley's writing and early editions of the novel, are available in the online exhibit Shelley's Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family, produced by the Bodleian Libraries in partnership with the New York Public Library.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus London, 1831. Courtesy Singer-Mendenhall Collection, Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.

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