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“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

– Mary Shelley, Frankenstein


Monster Monday: Mary Shelley, Mother of Modern Monsters

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley‘s titular character (and his monster!) have been made and remade, especially since the advent of film. And really, that’s one of the things that the creature can represent—a certain sort of reading of the text suggests that Frankenstein’s monster is emblematic of poetry and story-telling, of the way that novels and writings are often informed by various sources. 554 more words

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Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Uncanny


Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Uncanny

In this essay I will discuss how the novels Frankenstein (Mary Shelley, 1818) and Dracula (Bram Stoker, 1897) demonstrate a crisis of faith and an anxiety about the loss of absolute truths, with particular regard to manifestations of the ‘uncanny’. 1,587 more words


The Love Affair of Percy Shelley and Mary Shelley

By Sharon Reily, Reference Department

Early on an English summer morning more than two centuries years ago, a young girl ran away with an obscure poet and the two fled to France. 1,279 more words

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What do we all know about Frankenstein? That question could be helpfully rephrased as ‘what do we all think we know about Frankenstein based on some cultural references which are less than helpful?’. 280 more words


Frankenstein Diaries: The Romantics

Title: Frankenstein Diaries: The Romantics

Author: Michael January & Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: Winged Lion Publications

Date Published: 2015

Category: historical fiction, gothic horror… 115 more words

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