In a time when women writers weren’t acknowledged as they are now, Mary Shelley first published her masterpiece, FRANKENSTEIN or the Modern Prometheus anonymously. Most believed it was her husband, Percy Shelley, who wrote this classic monster tale, but in 1823, Mary republished the book with her name proudly displaced as its author. In 1831, she republished it, adding an explanation as to how the most iconic creatures, FRANKENSTEIN, came into being.
In honor of this brilliantly written text, both the uniquely presented creature and its arguably monstrous maker, and the profound questions the story poses to each of us, we celebrate Mary Shelley‘s vision on the last Friday of every October. So, today, let’s get our read on with National Frankenstein Friday!