Who can forget the classic tale of the mad scientist who creates a gorgeously gruesome Creature, only to become frightened and disgusted by his own creation? Mary Shelleyâ€™s novel Frankenstein is one of the most widely taught examples of Gothic literature, yet most readers donâ€™t know the true story behind Shelleyâ€™s most famous work. Was Frankenstein really the product of a writing competition between friends while on summer vacation, as most people believe it to be, or was the story of the scientist and his Monster born out of a much darker mindset?
- June 1816: The year without a summer
- The feminists daughter
- The twisted love life of Percy Shelley
- An empty crib in the nursery
- Vacations in the villa with Lord Byron
- A ghostly competition between friends
- Reviving the dead with electricity
- The waking dream of Mary Shelley
- Giving birth to Frankenstein’s monster
- Who was the mad scientist? Who was the Monster?
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