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Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Frankenstein observing the first stirrings of his creature. Engraving by W. Chevalier after Th. von Holst, 1831. Engraving 1831By: Theodor von Holst after: W. Chevalier and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Published:H. Colburn and R. Bentley,London :1831
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Frankenreads and FrankenTerps
Read about Frankenreadsthe international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America. Also, see how the UMD campus celebrated with our local FrankenTerpscelebration
FRANKENSTEIN: the scientist who created life! Was the famed character conceived solely in the mind of novelist Mary Shelley, or was Frankenstein based in reality, as some argue? This episode of Ancient Mysteries explores Shelley’s possible influences. Had she learned of the 18th-century German doctor who experimented on dead as well as live bodies, or was her inspiration the Britisher Andrew Crosse, who claimed to use electricity to create life? Distributed by A&E Television Networks. (42 minutes) Distributed by A&E Television Network