Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Creation of FRANKENSTEIN
Happy Birthday to FRANKENSTEIN, the novel!
According to history, and Mary Shelley's own words (and recently pin-pointed by astronomers!) eighteen year old Mary experienced a horrific nightmare on the stormy night of June 16, 1816, at 2 a.m., which ultimately inspired her first and most famous novel.
I'd be nothing, professionally speaking, without this brilliant woman, her bad dream, and her great book.
"We are unfashioned creatures, but half made up." -- Mary Shelley, from Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus.