Chronicle of Higher Education. 11/7/2008, Vol. 55 Issue 11, pB12-B14. 3p. 1 Color Photograph, 2 Black and White Photographs.
ATTRIBUTION of authorship and WOMEN authors
The article discusses the role of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in the writing of the book "Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley. The author notes suggestions by scholars such as John Lauritsen that Percy Shelley may have written the book instead of Mary Shelley. An edition of the book edited by scholar Charles E. Robinson, based on notebooks that Robinson had published as "The Frankenstein Notebooks," reveals that Percy Shelley made revisions to Mary Shelley's writing. The author comments that initial skepticism of the authorship of the book was based on Mary Shelley's gender. She notes how Robinson's edition highlights structural and grammatical differences between versions of the novel.