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Frankenstein, Edited by Stuart Curran
STUDY AIDS : CHARACTERS

Robert Walton


English ship's captain on an arctic expedition in search of the Northeast Passage to the Pacific Ocean. Rescuing Victor Frankenstein at sea, he is the recipient of the narrative of Victor's life.

Robert Walton writes the series of letters to his sister, Margaret Saville, that constitute the novel.

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Original publication date

1818
1831

Published @ RC

May 2009