Mary Shelley’s Birthday

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Mary ShelleyÕs Birthday

Today is the birthday of the English novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, also known as Mary Shelley. She was born in London in 1797 and she died on 1st February 1851. Mary Shelley was Ð and still is Ð best known for her gothic horror novel The Modern Prometheus. It doesnÕt seem familiar, does it? This is because the novel is worldwide known as Frankenstein. It was published in 1818 and it is considered the first science fiction novel.

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was first adapted for theatre in 1823. Moreover, this novel was first adapted for film in 1910. Nowadays there are several theatre and film adaptations. This year on 2nd October a new film based on contemporary adaptations is releasing. The name of the film is Victor Frankenstein and it will be starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.

By Ariadna Perez Travieso

Student at CET Services