Review of The Last Man

Emily, at From Dreams to Reality, has reviewed Mary Shelley’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Last Man. And I must make a confession. I have started and stopped that novel more times than I can count. As much as I want to read it and as much as I enjoy post-apocalyptic and dystopian settings, I can’t get into it. Maybe I should make it one of my goals for 2011. The Last Man takes place between... [Read more]

Sherlock’s Cumberbatch to play Dr. Frankenstein in play

Have you seen the new Sherlock series set in modern times where Benedict Cumberbatch played Sherlock Holmes? If not, you should check it out – I though it was wonderful and that the casting was excellent! Cumberbatch will be playing Dr. Frankenstein in a National Theater production directed by Danny Boyle. Wish I could see it.  Read More →

The Mary Shelley Dress

This dress, by Soo Lee, is called the Mary Shelley. Okaaaay. I guess but I’m not seeing it. You could just as easily call it the Mary Celeste. Will naming the dress this increase sales? And what would the Frankenstein look like?  Read More →

Mary Shelley T-Shirt at ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek has a Mary Shelley and Frankenstein t-shirt for sale in men’s and women’s styles. This is definitely going on my holiday wishlist. I don’t think I’ve seen a Mary Shelley t-shirt before. Her creation, Frankenstein’s monster, seems to be the one with his face plastered all over.  Read More →

Young Mary Shelley by Esao Andrews

Esao Andrews is currently exhibiting at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City. This painting is representation of a young Mary Shelley – what she may have looked liked around the time she wrote Frankenstein. I think it’s stunning and haunting. via  Read More →

The Mary Shelley Festival – Bournemouth – Oct. 1-3 2010

The first Mary Shelley Festival is going to be held in Bournemouth, Dorset U.K. this weekend, October 1-3, 2010. St Peter’s Church in Bournemouth is the location of Mary Shelley’s grave. Events will take place at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society and will include An Evening with Mary Shelley, a discussion on electricity and raising the dead in the 18th century, a Frankenstein dress-up at... [Read more]

Mary Shelley: Her Circle and Her Contemporaries

Dr. Lucy Morrison has edited and authored a new collection of essays about Mary Shelley called Mary Shelley: Her Circle and Her Contemporaries. Although many only know Mary Shelley for writing Frankenstein, Morrison argues that Shelley is much more than a one hit wonder and that she was also an essayist, travel writer, biographer as well as a novelist. What do you think? Perhaps this is true in... [Read more]

More Reviews of Young Romantics by Daisy Hay

Recently I wrote about a fragment of Claire Clairmont’s journal being included in Young Romantics: The Tangled Lives of English Poetry’s Greatest Generation. A number of reviews have appeared since the book was published so I’ve decided to include some of them here. My library doesn’t have the book so I haven’t read it yet. I am going to have to purchase it. I did, however, find Midnight... [Read more]

Win a Free Frankenstein Audiobook at Open Book Audio

Open Book Audio recently released a Classics Collection version of Frankenstein, which is read by Matt Armstrong. They are giving away two copies of it and you have until May 17th to enter. This contest, however, is only open to Twitter users, although if you don’t have an account, you can quickly create a free one. The full instructions are available at Open Book Audio. I’ve never been much... [Read more]

Mary Shelley Encyclopedia

Well, call me clueless. I didn’t even know such a book existed and it’s been out for almost 7 years. I guess that’s what happens when you abandon your research for a decade. I would love to add to my Mary Shelley and Frankenstein collection but it’s bit pricey. Maybe it’s something to save up for. It is, however, available through Scribd, which you can peruse below but it’s still not... [Read more]