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ITW Must-Reads: Frankenstein

My goal is to eventually make my way through all of these must-read titles. These books have been around for so long and read by so many that another generic review from your average reader seems unnecessary. 444 more words


6 Misconceptions in Film Adaptations of Literature

  • In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Frankenstein is the doctor, but, in film versions, Frankenstein becomes the monster.
  • In the 1995 film adaptation of The Scarlet Letter, there is a scene where the town is prepared to hang Hester Prynne, but, fortunately, she is saved by her lover and an attack by Native Americans.
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Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana

This is the first of three very interesting articles by Maximiliaan van Woudenberg on an important source of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein–the collection of ghost stories in Fantasmagoriana (1812).

Critical Thoughts


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Interview with Natalie Osborne

Natalie Osborne discusses her new play MAKING FRANKENSTEIN. This is the third in a series of four posts featuring the playwrights of the Bennington 365 Women a Year Festival. 979 more words

365 Women A Year

Flesh, Blood, and STARs

Exciting news!  Publishers Weekly gave Romantic Outlaws a starred review. Here’s the best quote:

“ lucid prose and multifaceted appraisal of Wollstonecraft, Shelley, and their times make warm-blooded and fully fleshed-out people of writers who exist for readers today only as the literary works they left behind.” 37 more words

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (1818)

Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel was chosen by one of my book groups for our March ‘banned books’ theme (it was banned for a time by the Apartheid government in South Africa). 876 more words