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Romantic Outlaws: A study of the intrigue of Romanticism

I recently finished the spellbindingly good Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon, which I bought impulsively whilst browsing in Cambridge.

I read it almost as fast as I would read a fiction book, which is an idea of just how well-written the narrative was. 213 more words


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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. 792 more words


We Already Have the Wheel. Frankenstein 1 – Strange Conception

We know the myth of how Mary Shelley came to write the novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.  The myth is fairly factual but the underlying biases give a completely false understanding of who Mary Shelley was, why she wrote the first science fiction novel (at least in English), and what was happening in the novel. 102 more words

200 years on from the genesis of Frankenstein - Part 2

200 years on from the genesis of Frankenstein – Notes on July and August 1816 in Cologny, on the shores of Lake Geneva.

2. Celebration and secrets. 147 more words

Mary Shelley

Mary Mary - a mother and daughter who changed feminism and English literature

Two hundred years ago, on a dark and stormy night during the “Year Without Summer,” a young Mary Shelley, challenged by Byron, sets out to write the ultimate horror… … 419 more words

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein! A whole flood of things come to mind. It’s a title that transcends time and has become an entity in itself. It is synonymous with fear, fright and a towering, monsterous being that resembles nothing else. 538 more words

Stealing Other People's Homework: The Science That Fed Frankenstein

Nature takes a look at the often forgotten complexities of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the contemporary science that influenced it.

Science Fiction