Part 2 of our 4-part special FRANKENFRAUEN miniseries, produced in December 2018 by Susan Stone.
To top off 2018 and get in one more celebration of the centenary of Frankenstein, beloved DLS co-host Florian Duijsens tells the story of its creator, Mary Shelley.
Mary Wollstonecraft’s grave marker at St. Pancras, London
Percy Bysshe (pronounced “bish”) Shelley, aged 27
Tumblr loves Mary Shelley, understandably.
Mary’s stepsister, Claire Claremont, aged 21
Lord Byron in a dreamy, posthumous portrait, below is a portrait of his personal physician, John Polidori.
Here are the trailers for the three films about the legendary summer on Lake Geneva when Mary started writing the horror story what would become Frankenstein.
Mary’s third child, William “Willmouse” Shelley, painted just before his death from malaria.
Above, a painting depicting Shelley’s funeral pyre; below, locks of Mary and Percy’s hair
Frankenstein first found popularity through a plethora of (unauthorized) stage adaptations.
Below, Mary Shelley’s grave at Bournemouth, plus an engraving of the moment to her and Shelley
Thanks for listening! Our theme music is “Little Lily Swing” by Tri-Tachyon. Check out the other three episodes in our FRANKENFRAUEN series for more fascinating women involved in some way with the classic story of Frankenstein.