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August 30, 1797: Mary Shelley Is Born

Lecture no. 21 from the course: This Day in History

August 30, 1797: Mary Shelley Is Born

| 12 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Celebrate the author of the beloved novel Frankenstein and discover how, at just 18 years old, Mary Shelley is often credited with starting the modern science fiction tradition, while giving a poignant commentary on the dangers of unbridled scientific education.

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Image of August 30, 1797: Mary Shelley Is Born
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j********m
October 3, 2019
i can lower the rating c:

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r********m
August 30, 2019
Quite motivating to have so well exposed the times and background that created Frankenstein, not to say anything of its deep meaning.

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