by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein Allusions & Cultural References

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology

Historical Figures

  • Dr. Darwin, not Charles, but his grandfather (The author's preface)
  • Cornelius Agrippa (2.10)
  • Paracelsus (2.10)
  • Albertus Magnus (2.10)
  • Luigi Galvin (2.10)
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