How were travel and travellers important in Shelley's time?

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Shelly wrote Frankenstein in 1818. This point is important to keep in mind, because this is was when England was growing greatly in overseas colonization and exploration. There was a buzz in the air for exotic voyages and travel. So, the general population absolutely loved to read about these things in books or hear about these things from explores. Shortly after this time we would see the rise of missionary work as well as...

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