Suzanne Burdon, ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the birth of modern science’

A stimulating discussion of the attitude towards science in Mary Shelley’s Fankenstein:

Mary Shelley wrote ‘Frankenstein’ when she was just 18, and it is often read as a gothic horror story and prophetic warning about the dangers of taking science too far. Author Suzanne Burdon, however, argues that the book can teach us a lot about science’s early optimism.

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