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Happy Birthday Mary Shelley!

Happy Birthday Mary Shelley!

Mary Shelley, the “mother” of science fiction, is best known for her novel Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein is a scientist determined to bring one of his experiments to life. When he’s finally successful, Frankenstein rejects the monstrosity he created, sparking a series of events that has entertained readers for centuries. To celebrate Mary Shelley’s birthday on August 30th, we’ve curated a list of Mary Shelley biographies and Frankenstein adaptations for your enjoyment. Click on the item title to place a hold on a physical copy through the Evergreen Catalog. 


Mary Shelley biographies:


In Search of Mary Shelley, Fiona Sampson


Romantic Outlaws: the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon


Mary Shelley (2017) 


Frankenstein and book adaptations:


Frankenstein, Mary Shelley


Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus: the original two-volume novel, Mary Shelley


Frankenstein: the graphic novel, Joe Sutliff Sanders


Frankenstein movie adaptations:


Young Frankenstein (1974)


The Bride of Frankenstein (1999)


I, Frankenstein (2014)


Victor Frankenstein (2015)


Frankenstein (2016)

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