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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851


Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

The National Library of Medicine - part of the National Institute of Health (NIH) - has compiled this online exhibit dedicated to Mary Shelley's 1818 classic, Frankenstein. Today, this text simultaneously provokes interest in the history of science as well as literature. As the site notes, Frankenstein, as a novel, "provides a framework for discussion of medical advances, which challenge our...
Frankenstein: the Afterlife of Shelley's Circle

English literature instructors, along with fans of the prolific Shelley/Godwin/Wollstonecraft family, will want to check out this online exhibit and resource collection from the New York Public Library. This exhibit, examines Percy Shelley's life, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its enduring legacy, and other remarkable individuals in the Shelleys' circle, including Lord Byron. The site is...