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The Last Man: Cousin de Grainville’s Dernier Le Homme and Mary Shelley

In my book The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption, I devoted an entire chapter to Mary Shelley and her place within the Gothic tradition, discussing not just… 4,334 more words

Classic Gothic Novels


“El monstruo vio como desaparecía el único ser que podría darle un poco de felicidad”

La noche del 16 junio de 1816, en la villa Diodati, a orillas del lago Lemán en Suiza, se reunieron Lord Byron, el médico John William Polidori, Percy Bysshe Shelley, su esposa Mary y Claire Clairmont (hermanastra de Mary).

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Mary Shelley and Motherhood

Mary Shelley had five pregnancies and only one surviving child. She was, though, an instinctive and devoted mother. When I give talks about Mary and the nine years of her relationship with her poet, Shelley, I quite often hear someone automatically dismissing any deep sympathy. 626 more words

Mary Shelley

New on Second Decade history podcast, Episode 21: Frankenstein.

We’re nearing the end of the first season of Second Decade, and I definitely wanted to do this subject before the summer hiatus. The spooky tale of the creation of Mary Shelley’s novel  358 more words
19th Century

Parallel between Victor &the Creature in isolation

Throughout the novel the theme of isolation has been developed from A to Z. Readers were able to observe what isolation can do to a person based on Shelley’s characters’ development. 527 more words


Modern Monsters - Frankenstein

Frankenstein and his monster might be one of the monsters on this list most removed from his source material, and I doubt it will find its way back any time soon.  2,827 more words

Historical Notes

A Gothic: What Is It?

As many of you know, Frankenstein is part of a literary movement referred to as Gothicism. But, what is a literary movement? And what exactly is Gothicism? 283 more words