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Professor Regina Buccola of Roosevelt University explains the differences between the 1818 and 1831 editions of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
There are two major editions of Frankenstein. The 1818 edition is the original text published by Mary Shelley. The 1831 version includes Shelley's account of how the book came to be written but also has several textual changes. The chief changes are these:
Many readers have come to know the novel by reading modern editions based on the 1831 version. Scholars argue that the original from 1818 more closely reflects Mary's original vision.
This study guide provides a summary and analysis of the 1818 edition of Frankenstein.