Fantasmagoriana: The German Book of Ghost Stories in 1812 That Inspired Frankenstein

The Shelleys, Byron, Polidori, and the birth of a timeless tale. The story of how Frankenstein was born is well known, and largely relies on the account given by Mary Shelley in her preface to the 1831 edition to her novel. She and her (soon-to-be) husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, were summering on the[…]