The classic story of 19th-century man's attempt to control nature through science has remained provocative to this day - the possibilities of science have developed to make Mary Shelley's terrifying vision seem less fantastic. This study guide includes background information on Mary Shelley's England, a detailed narrative guide to the novel, dramatic readings, and a critical analysis. Author Richard Kaye has written articles for The New York Times, Studies in English Literature, and other publications. This guide is part of the A+ AUDIO series from Time Warner, an innovative set of study materials that will help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. Look for other A+ titles from Audible in the Education section of Personal Development.