Thursday, August 16, 2007

At St Pancras Old Church

According to the inestimable The London Encylopaedia it was at Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s grave in July 1814 that her daughter, Mary, and the poet Shelley confessed their love for each other. In that same year, they eloped to the continent, and in 1816, at a lakeside house near Geneva, Mary began to write Frankenstein, or The New Prometheus, whose hero infuses life into a monstrous being created from graveyard revenants.
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