Happy 200th, Frankenstein!

Mary Shelley practically invented science fiction in 1818 with her novel featuring Dr. Frankenstein and a very interesting monster. If you haven’t already read the classic, now’s a good time to pick it up – and if you have, try one of these works to learn more about the creator and her creation.

Frankenstein and the Birth of Science: The Era of Ingenuity That Electrified Science and Fiction – Joel Levy

In Search of Mary Shelley – Fiona Sampson

The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece – Roseanne Montillo

Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Kathryn Harkup

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley – Charlotte Gordon

The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein – Dorothy Hoobler

Frankenstein: A Cultural History – Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares – John Landis

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