In 1818, Victor Frankenstein’s monster befriends a young street urchin and pickpocket named Billy, who attempts to help him find his creator in order to convince Victor to make another such creature. Billy is a young Bill Sikes, from Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist. The novel definitely takes place in 1818, as Percy and Mary Shelley appear, making a visit to London that corresponds to one they made in real life in that year. Historically, the Shelleys married in 1814, when Percy was 21 and Mary 16. However, in the CU the events of Frankenstein take place in 1790-1800, creating a chronological conflict that cannot be reconciled. Therefore, I have placed this novel in an AU.
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