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Mary Shelley & The Birth of Frankenstein: The Series

Mary Shelley & The Birth of Frankenstein: The Series

Mary Shelley and The Birth of Frankenstein Five Part Series


Here are links to the complete five-part weekly series “Mary Shelley and The Birth of Frankenstein” with SARAH PARKIN, examining how England’s greatest gothic horror novel came to be.


PART ONE: Examines Mary Goodwin’s childhood and how her relationship with her parents, William Goodwin and Mary Wollenscraft, influenced the novel, Frankenstein.

PART TWO: Looks at the teenaged Mary Godwin’s budding relationship with Percy Shelley and the surrounding scandal that led to the birth of Frankenstein.

PART THREE: Focuses on events surrounding the famous visit to Lake Geneva, where Mary Shelley conceived the gothic classic Frankenstein.

PART FOUR: Looks at the mixed reaction the gothic novel Frankenstein received when it was released in 1818.

PART FIVE: Describes the legacy the novel Frankenstein has had on the world. 


SARAH PARKIN in West Yorkshire and Durham, where she is currently studying for a Masters degree in English Literature at Durham University. You can follow her on Twitter here.


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