October 16, 2023
We Shall All Be Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Creation of Frankenstein
Monday, October 16, 2023
The daughter of 18th-century radicals, Mary Shelley was disowned by her family and ostracized by society when she ran off with a married man at the age of 16. Despite continued criticism of her morals, her husband’s philandering, and the death of loved ones, she still managed to write one of the most popular novels of all time while still a teenager.
In this program, historian Kathy Wilson looks at the life of Mary Shelley to learn more about the author and understand not only what influenced her writing, but why we still are fascinated with Frankenstein today. This program is free to attend and open to the public.