August 30, 1797: Mary Shelley Is Born
Lecture no. 21 from the course: This Day in History
| 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.