Everyone knows the story of the mad scientist whose “unholy creation” turned his undoing. Frankenstein’s monster has taken many shapes through the years, but it surely first got here to life two centuries in the past, on pages written by a lady simply 18 years outdated.
Mary Shelley’s authentic manuscript is stored at Oxford College’s Bodleian Library in England, the place Chris Fletcher is keeper of particular collections.
“Right here now we have one thing that basically provides us the genesis of the novel ‘Frankenstein,'” he stated. “From…