Book Discussion: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Tuesday October 30, 2018
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
The world's most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.
Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness.
The discussion is led by retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes.The Library has copies of the Penguin Classics edition of 1831, which contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Bysshe Shelley's preface to the first edition. Inquire at the Circulation Desk for copies.
This program is part of the Ridgefield Library's Still Alive! 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein series that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.
Location: Dayton Program Room
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