Title page to the first edition

  • What kind of information does the title page offer?


  • There are a number of interesting points about the title page:
  • the novel is named not for the creature but for his creator
    the novel is subtitled: ‘The Modern Prometheus' (see Literary context: The Prometheus myth)
  • it was published in three volumes (see Structure).
  • no author is named: this was not unusual at this time
  • there is a quotation from Paradise Lost by John Milton (see Religious/philosophical context)
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