We all know, and sort of love, the monster that Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley create in 1818, Frankenstein! He isn’t as bad as some of the other monsters we face and is always misunderstood. One of the leading questions today is, was it possible Mary actually knew someone attempting to do “Frankenstein” to resurrect a loved one. The idea of making a human out of parts from dead people was a fascinating idea back in the early 1800’s and one apparently concerning to the population of Europe. Today, August 30th, 1797 was Mary’s birthday.
How to celebrate – Read Frankenstein. Watch one of the many Frankenstein movies. Read some of Shelley’s other works.