childrens' books, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, women's writing, writing

How Mary Shelley made a monster… in her own words. Part 1.

To mark only TWO MONTHS until publication, I want to let Mary Shelley tell in her own words how she made a monster.  This is the story as she tells it in her introduction to the 1831 edition of Frankenstein. Since it's a bit long, I'm going to divide it up into a few separate posts.… Continue reading How Mary Shelley made a monster… in her own words. Part 1.

women's writing

Thoughts from Mary Shelley’s Mother

In honor of Women's History Month, I'd like to share some quotes from Mary Shelley's mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of the seminal feminist work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). I think it reflects her time and the forces arrayed against her that Wollstonecraft is so skilled at shrewdly turning around the arguments of… Continue reading Thoughts from Mary Shelley’s Mother