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To the Gods and the Monsters: Observations on Classic Horrors (I)

Theodor von Holst’s frontispiece to the 1831 edition of Frankenstein. (Public Domain)

Five Fragments on Frankenstein

“It is my only weakness” —Pretorius, Bride of Frankenstein… 3,653 more words

Boris Karloff

52-7 A Book You Love and A Book You Hate

The “love” part of this topic for the 52-Week Writing Challenge I thought would be the easy part. As I considered it though, I have so many books I love and read and re-read constantly. 818 more words

Writing

Read of the Week: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

There’s been a lot of romance in the air of late, but now for something completely different. Our Read of the Week is Mary Shelley’s… 599 more words

Books

Shelley Sunday Monday: Letter from Shelley to Mary Regarding Rumours

From Oxford’s Shelley Ghost:

In August 1821 Shelley travelled to Ravenna to see Byron, who wished to speak to him urgently about Allegra. While in Ravenna Shelley learned that Byron’s friends the Hoppners had been told a ‘monstrous & incredible’ story by the Shelleys’ former servant Elise. 568 more words

Book Review: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 352 pages

Published: (First Published in 1790) October 28th 2004

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Genre: Nonfiction, Classics, History

Synopsis:

Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792.

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Books

Review: Dr Frankenstein – Northern Stage, Newcastle

First published in The Times, Friday February 10 2017

Four Stars

The iconic status of Mary Shelley’s creation is mainly thanks to a Hollywood makeup artist named Jack Pierce. 404 more words

Theatre Reviews

Review: Frankenstein at Greenwich Theatre

200 years after Mary Shelley wrote her classic gothic novel, Frankenstein returns to the stage in the skilled hands of Blackeyed Theatre. Adapted by John Ginman, this concise, two-hour retelling is suitably chilling and atmospheric while remaining family friendly, and is executed to perfection by a multi-talented cast of five… or should that be six? 607 more words

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