What's going on in the rest of the book?
Frankenstein Preface Summary
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, the author’s husband, actually wrote the preface. Mary Shelley signed it. Which is so NOT plagiarism.
- It was rainy and kind of creepy the summer Shelley and her husband were vacationing in the Swiss Alps, so they told German ghost stories to pass the time.
- They decided to have a ghost-story contest, and this novel began then.
- There’s some name dropping of Dr. Darwin. Not the famous one, but his grandpa, who was a less noteworthy science geek.