Halloween Super Special: Mary Shelley: Goth Queen Mom Friend
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the calm in the eye of the storm that was literally everyone in her life: her parents, her stepmother, her stepsister, her husband, her husband's BFF, literally EVERYONE was the most chaotic and she somehow stands out for just keeping it together all these years. She was the ultimate Goth Queen Mom Friend, casually invented a whole new genre of fiction/revolutionized English language literature while on the world's worst couples getaway and while dealing with perpetual pregnancy and grief. To say we stan is an understatement. References: In Search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson Recommended books on Bookshop.org Support Vulgar History on Patreon Vulgar History Merch - use code TITSOUT for free U.S. shipping or TITSOU10 for 10% off your order Vulgar History is an affiliate of Bookshop.org, which means that a small percentage of any books you click through and purchase will come back to Vulgar History as a commission.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein w/ Allison B. Kavey & Lester D. Friedman - A True Crime History Podcast
Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast
On this special Halloween-themed episode of Most Notorious, my guests - professors Lester Friedman and Allison Kavey - talk about Mary Shelley's early 19th-century literary classic, Frankenstein. They explore Shelley's creation of her timeless gothic novel and how her background and circumstances likely influenced her writing, offer some fascinating interpretations of the book's themes, and explain how the story has evolved into the one we're familiar with today. Their book is called "Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives". https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/monstrous-progeny/9780813564234https://www.hiram.edu/archives/lester-friedman-bio/https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/faculty/allison-kavey
This season we’ve been getting into the autumnal mood with Gothic short stories, Victorian fiction, and an upcoming exploration of horror literature. Today, we’re rereleasing our episode on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a work that fits perfectly into our seasonal theme. We hope listening or relistening to our discussion about this classroom staple will be enhanced by all the additional Gothic content in the Novel Pairings feed this fall. Show notes Our discussion includes: Sara’s experience with teaching Frankenstein in the high school classroom [8:20] The stranger-than-fiction true story behind the novel [10:30] Defining “Gothic novels,” historical and contemporary [20:05] Plus, as always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic, including graphic novels and absorbing nonfiction. Shop our pairings: https://bookshop.org/lists/novel-pairings-for-frankenstein Sign up for Libro.fm: https://libro.fm/redeem/novelpairings What to read or skip in Frankenstein: Victor thinking about creating his creature Creating the monster Monster talking to Victor Skip all of the wandering around the countryside . . . . . . . . . . Shop the pairings: Chelsey’s Pairings: The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Millicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara [43:30] WSIRN Episode w/Mallory Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughter by Brea Grant & Yishan Li [50:40] The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey [58:20] Sara’s Pairings: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro [40:02] Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood [46:45] Destroyer by Victor LaValle, illustrated by Dietrich Smith [53:51] Picks of the Week: Chelsey: Penny Dreadful on Showtime/Netflix Sara: Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge illustrations: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626725003
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Chapter 7 - Part 7 of 24 Full Audiobook
Audiobooks Daily, presented by Public Domain Media
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Chapter 7 - Part 7 of 24 Full Audiobook --- Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. --- Author: Mary Shelley Genres: Gothic novel, horror fiction, science fiction Original Publication Date: January 1 1818 --- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. --- Audiobooks Daily is a weekly podcast featuring the best of public domain short stories, novels, poetry, and plays. Every episode features a new chapter, full audiobook, or commentary of a great literary work. Authors included on our podcast: Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many more! --- Join our community of literary lovers as we listen to some of the greatest fictional novels, stories, poems, and plays ever created! Episodes are uploaded four times a week. --- This is a Librivox recording. Support or learn more by visiting librivox.org--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/public-domain-media-presents-audiobooks-daily/support
We have come to the final piece of narration from Victor Frankenstein himself! Chapter 24, Part 2 will pick back up with Walton, so keep an eye out for that next week as we come to conclusion of Mary Shelley's tale. Thanks for listening!
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"The Mortal Immortal" is a short story from 1833 written by Mary Shelley. It tells the story of a man named Winzy, who drinks an elixir which makes him immortal. At first, immortality appears to promise him eternal tranquility. However, it soon becomes apparent that he is cursed to endure eternal psychological torture, as everything he loves dies around him.
The Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with Gina Bontempo
The Book Club
The first science fiction novel ever written (over 200 years ago), Frankenstein is a tragic and cautionary tale about failed humanity, the dangers of scientific knowledge, an overreaching scientist playing “God,” and the universal desire for a sense of belonging. Enjoy this discussion of a gothic classic with Michael Knowles and Gina Bontempo!In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/Subscribe so you never miss a new episode! 📚 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/book-club/
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein's Monster & The Last Romantic
Author of the gothic horror Frankenstein, Mary Shelley had massive influence in the sci-fi, gothic, and Romantic-era genres. From largely creating the sympathetic trope of the thinking, feeling monster in Frankenstein to effectively conveying the complexities of the feminine social role in late Georgian-period England with Faulkner, Lodore, and Mathilda, Shelley lived to be one of the last Romantic writers producing rich, imaginative stories well past the peak of Romanticism.