Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Dundee Edition

Mary Shelley, Daniel Cook (Editor), James Morris (Other contribution), Billy Kay (Other contribution), Christopher Murray (Other contribution), Phillip Vaughan (Other contribution)

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On New Year’s Day, 1818, Mary Shelley unleashed on the world one of the most iconic works of fiction ever written: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Her story begins further back than that. Ensconced in the Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva during the so-called Year Without a Summer, 1816, the teenage author experienced a feverish dream. The tragic tale of the God-like scientist and his sentient Creature was born. Shelley completed her draft by the spring of 1817, and it finally appeared in print, anonymously, a few months later. But our story goes back further still. Between 1812 and 1814, Shelley (then known as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) spent many months in the home of the Baxter family near the banks of the River Tay in Scotland. As she later reported in the 1831 Introduction to Frankenstein, Shelley’s eerie imagination first took flight here in the industrial city of Dundee.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages208
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Frankenstein Dundee

    Kay, B., Cook, D. & Christie, L., 16 Sep 2018, British Broadcasting Corporation.

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    Frankenstein's Poetic Progeny: Activity Book For Schools

    Wyvern Poets, Christie, L. (ed.), Vaughan, P., Kennedy, I., Kennedy, C., Cook, D. & Williams, K., Nov 2018, 30 p. Dundee : UniVerse.

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    • 1 Festival/Exhibition
    • 1 Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

    Being Human

    Daniel Cook (Organiser), & Keith Williams (Organiser)

    15 Nov 201824 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

    Frankenstein Returns

    Daniel Cook (Member)

    Nov 2018 → …

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    Press / Media

    Highlighting Dundee’s part in creation of Frankenstein

    Daniel Cook


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    New lease of life for Frankenstein’s Monster in Dundee

    Daniel Cook


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

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