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Quote of the day: Mary Shelley

We rest; A dream has power to poison sleep.
We rise; One wandering thought pollutes the day.
We feel, conceive, or reason; laugh or weep,

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Born Today 1797

Mary Shelley (nee Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). 37 more words

Books

The Tragedies of Mary Shelley

On the 30th of August 1797, English novelist Mary (Wollstonecraft) Shelley was born in London. She was the wife and muse of Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley, daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and of philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. 804 more words

Literature

MONSTER CAMP: Summer Sisters' Sweet Skit

There’s this group–a tribe–a porous-bordered cell–of creative female performance artists in Durham who like to get together in the summer and work out their imaginations on a topic. 280 more words

Theater Reviews

Frankenstein

Frankenstein, one of the most grotesque horror books of the time written by author Mary Shelly started off as game between herself and her brother ended up being one of the biggest British classics of all time. 489 more words

British Literature

‘It is so long before the mind can persuade itself that she whom we saw every day and whose very existence appeared a part of our own, can have departed forever – that the brightness of a beloved eye can have been extinguished and the sound of a voice so familiar and dear to the ear can be hushed, never more to be heard.’

The Monster's Wife by Kate Horsley

Set on a tiny island in the Scottish Orkneys, Kate Horsley’s The Monster’s Wife is a brooding and atmospheric sequel to Frankenstein, told from the perspective of the future bride of Frankenstein. 209 more words

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