The first chapter, "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818)" provides the obligatory narrative of the story's origins in both a waking dream and in Byron's challenge during the so-called "Year without a Summer." Wright then goes on to discuss the scientific discoveries and political anxieties of Romantic England, and how they found expression in Victor and his Monster, Captain Walton's frame story
and search for the Northwest Passage, and, intriguingly, the mirror narratives of Mrs.
As the editor-translator, Christopher Braun, points out, it features a frame story
and an embedded treatise about the mythological history of alchemy.
Anna Laestadius Larsson deals ingeniously with the challenge of portraying the woman as well as her work by creating a frame story
: eighty-two-year-old Hilma tells her grown-up nephew Erik about her life.
The regional quality of this critique emerges first in the cognitive map of global space that is traced by the autobiographical frame story
surrounding Cabeza de Vaca's flashbacks of his treks through the Americas.
The art of storytelling employed in these tales is the use of an initial frame story
of the ruler Shahryar and his wife Scheherazade and then companion stories within each other.
This historical context lays ground for a fresh interpretation of the frame story
of The 1001 Nights, which will serve here as a case study of the intertwined unfolding of literary and geopolitical histories (complementing Kate Perillo's different kind of inter-imperial reading in this special issue).
Talking about her first novella - which was published in December - Shefali said, "The frame story
of 'Stuck Like Lint' is about the relationship between an editor and a writer.
An element of circularity also comes into play due to Borges's discovery of an uncanny similarity between the frame story
and tale 602.
Bronte fans will recognize the juvenilia characters as early signs of Rochester and Heathcliff, but the frame story
itself as another Faustian tragedy.
This frame story
introduces the reader to the life of the grandfather, Jack, a Second World War soldier charged with the care of a train filled with stolen art and jewellery - which, with retrospect, we recognise as The Hungarian Gold Train.