Frankenstein: Letters from Robert Walton

Title

Frankenstein: Letters from Robert Walton

Subject

Letters of Robert Walton to Margaret Walton Saville

Description

The letters in this collection were written by lonely Captain of the ship, Robert Walton while exploring the Arctic in search of a new country. In these letters, Walton describes in detail a "strange incident", introducing the world to the story of Victor Frankenstein and the details behind the creation of Victor's monster. It is within these letters that the horrors of Frankenstein's creation become a cautionary tale for Walton and the explorers within each one of us. These letters serve as the only evidence and insight into the story of Frankenstein and as such hold a great value to the Museum of Literary Artifact. Walton's first letter was sent December 11th, 17-- and his last one reads September 12th, 17--

Creator

Mary Shelley
Nelofar Sultan

Source

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Publisher

Penguin House, N.Y

Date

December 11th, 17--
October 22, 2018

Contributor

Nelofar Sultan

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

Literary Artifact from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Format

JPEG image, Letters

Language

English

Type

Speculative fiction

Identifier

Letters, Mail, Explorer
Handwritten
Cautionary Tale
Glory
cotton-blend letter

Coverage

Mail sent from the Arctic to England in the 18th Century
19th Century Story
Origins of Science Fiction
Arctic
Geneva

Original Format

Photo

Files

old-letters-tied-twine-450w-329707457.jpg

Citation

Mary Shelley and Nelofar Sultan, “Frankenstein: Letters from Robert Walton,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed May 20, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/379.