It's Alive

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,” was published on March 11th, 1818. That got us thinking about Steve’s conversation with Richard Holmes about how Shelley’s novel came out of the scientific climate of the time.

Richard Holmes on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"

Richard Holmes on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"

Richard Holmes is fascinated by what he calls "The Age of Wonder." The subtitle of his book is "how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and the terror of science," and he tells Steve Paulson about how Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" came directly out of the scientific climate of the time.

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