Frankenstein’s “Monster”

He is not just a bunch of body parts. He is the original science fiction/horror creation. We delve deep into the history of the Frankenstein monster and his creator, Mary Shelley. Assemble your thoughts and put them on HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com, where you’ll also find full shownotes.

For more on Frankenstein visit:

Wikipedia’s entry about Frankenstein and his monster

A Wikipedia article on the monster’s place in popular culture

You might be interested in a book that goes more deeply into the monster’s place in popular culture. It’s by Susan Tyler Hitchcock, and it’s called Frankenstein: A Cultural History. Here is an interesting review from The Washington Post.

Music:

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata by Classicala

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5 thoughts on “Frankenstein’s “Monster”

  1. Those in search of more information on Frankenstein and his monster might enjoy my just-published book, Frankenstein: A Cultural History. Here’s a review from the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/features/books/la-bk-sims7oct07,0,6491577.story?coll=la-books-center

  2. Dr. Hitchcock,

    Thank you for letting us know about your book, and way to guerilla market it, too. It looks like a valuable resource, and I will put a link to Amazon in the main post if others are interested in buying it. We might sell a book or two for you. I wish I could get a…cut…of it, but I do it for the love. For now….

    Good luck….

    –HH

  3. Alyssa says:

    Frankenstein was an interesting read for me. I remember my english teacher mentioning it in class about a month ago. He asked if anyone knew what one of the first scifi novels was and I quickly raised my hand and answered Frankenstein and boy did that impress my teacher.

  4. Alyssa says:

    Thank you. My parents have always been impressed by my literary knowledge (I’ve read at a high school level since the 5th grade). I never knew that the book was written in 1818. It really is old!

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