Universal’s Frankenstein Film Turns 80 this year

Frankenstein , by Universal and starring Boris Karloff turns 80 this year! Universal released a special 75th anniversary DVD – I wonder if they plan to do the same for the 80th anniversary.  Read More →

Out of the Shadows – Novel

Out of the Shadows by Joanne Rendell is a novel that intertwines fiction with science. Claire, the main character is upset about the recent death of her mother and remembers that her mother told her that they were related to Mary Shelley. She begins researching Shelley and realizes that this is true. Meanwhile, her scientist husband begins to behave strangely – perhaps he is a modern Victor Frankenstein? I... [Read more]

New Frankenstein Film by Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures is planning a modern day version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This could be really good or really bad. Matthew Tomlach will be producing and the screenplay was written by Craig Fernandez. The film is scheduled to be released in 2013.  Read More →

Season’s Greetings from Frankenstein, Tarzan and Tonto

Happy Holidays from Mary Shelley and Frankenstein.  Read More →

Essential Facts About Frankenstein

This list, from Mental Floss, is from a couple of years ago but it contains a wealth of information about Frankenstein in popular culture.  Read More →

Mary Shelley on Mary Wollstonecraft

This student had a project where she had to discuss an author from another author’s perspective. He choose to have Mary Shelley talk about her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft.  Read More →

Salon Review of Young Romantics by Daisy Hay

This review of Young Romantics by Daisy Hay at Salon is 6 months old now but is well worth a read if you missed it. I am STILL waiting to get book from the library via my reserve list but it taking forever. I may just have to buy it because I am really eager to read it. If you are also interested in purchasing it, it is available at Amazon.  Read More →

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

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... [Read more]

Shelley’s Ghost Exhibition: Video Competition

The Bodleian Library is holding a video competition for the Shelley’s Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family exhibition. Winners will receive a signed copy of the exhibition book, Shelley’s Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family. To enter, simply submit a video of yourself reading a selection of a work by Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Willam Godwin or Mary Wollstonecraft.... [Read more]

First Handwritten Draft of Frankenstein on Display at Bodleian Exhibition

The first handwritten draft of Frankenstein, as well as other works by Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft are on display at the Bodleian at Oxford. The exhibition also includes a previously unseen portrait they is believed to be of Mary Shelley. The exhibition called Shelley’s Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family, is due to run from December 3 until March... [Read more]