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WiHMX: Mary Shelley, The Woman Who Made A Monster

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), Mother of Science Fiction, created one of the most influential stories in history: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. The tale of how she wrote her tale has been covered in various writings, including by her own hand in the 1831 second edition. Mary, poet and romantic partner Percy Bysshe Shelley, her stepsister Claire Clairmont, Dr. John Polidori, and Lord Byron traveled to the latter's home at Lake Geneva, Villa Diodati. After spending leisure time reading ghost stories to each other, they decided to pen their own tales of terror, of which Mary struggled. She suffered terrible writer's block until the fateful evening when she envisioned a terrifying creature. Thus, her Creature was born...   

This tab contains a list of some editions of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, that University Libraries holds. For more, search the library catalog or visit the library: http://libraries.wichita.edu/home

This is by no means a comprehensive list. Want to find more? Search in our online catalog

This is by no means a comprehensive list. Want to find more? Search in our online catalog

This is by no means a comprehensive list. Want to find more? Search in our online catalog

This is by no means a comprehensive list. Want to find more? Search in our online catalog

This is by no means a comprehensive list. Want to find more? Search in our online catalog

This is by no means a comprehensive list. Want to find more? Search in our online catalog

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