Frankenstein’s Creature: A Monster for Its Time—and Ours with Dr. Mark Schenker
Monday October 29, 2018
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
On New Year’s Day 1818, Frankenstein was published anonymously in London by 20-year-old Mary Shelley, wife of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. It would become one of the most influential novels of the 19th or any other century, even as it remains a work most people know through cinema or popular culture rather than from having read the book.
In honor of its 200th anniversary, Mark Schenker of Yale College will discuss the novel as a reflection of its cultural milieu, as an expertly crafted construction of first-person narrators, and as an examination of grand themes of Science and Art, and of Creation and Birth. Patrons are strongly encouraged to read the book before attending the lecture.
This program is part of the Library's It's Alive! 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.
Location: Main Program Room
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