New York Public Library Animates First Book Frankenstein’s Mary Shelley Worked On

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The New York Public Library has animated the first book that Mary Shelley ever worked on – Mounseer Nongtongpaw, or the Discoveries of John Bull in a Trip to Paris.

Mary Shelley’s father, William Godwin, published the book when Mary was 10 years old. Mary Shelley didn’t work on this book by herself but it is believed that she developed the outline of the plot.

Mounseer Nongtongpaw, or the Discoveries of John Bull in a Trip to Paris was originally a comedic song from the 1790′s.

Below is the animated story.

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