The Sea of Ice and the Icy Sea: The Arctic Frame of Frankenstein

@article{Cavell2017TheSO,
  title={The Sea of Ice and the Icy Sea: The Arctic Frame of Frankenstein},
  author={Janice Cavell},
  journal={Arctic},
  year={2017},
  volume={70},
  pages={295-307}
}
It has become common for scholars to understand the Arctic framing narrative of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a commentary on the northern expeditions sent out by the British Admiralty after the Napoleonic Wars. According to this view, the character Robert Walton is a surrogate for John Barrow, the principal organizer of the Admiralty expeditions. This article demonstrates that chronological factors make such an interpretation untenable. Yet the process through which the far North became the… 
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