The Shelley Kids

This article is part of an exploration of Frankenstein or The Modern Day Prometheus and it’s author Mary Shelley by The FrankenPod (A Frankenstein Podcast). Top image: Nerijus Navickas [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley was married twice in his short lifetime. He had two children, Ianthe and Charles from his…

John Polidori and the Infinite Sadness

Accompanying episode: John Polidori and the Infinite Sadness John Polidori Born on 7th of September, 1795 in London. Died aged 25 on the 24th of August, 1821, in London Polidori wrote his thesis on sleepwalking during his time studying at the University of Edinburgh (name-checked more than once in our Body Snatchers episode with Courtney…

Bysshes Love Poetry – Percy Bysshe Shelley

This article is part of The FrankenPod‘s (A Frankenstein Podcast) continued exploration of Frankenstein and its author Mary Godwin/Mary Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley Born: 4th of August, 1792 in Sussex, England Died: 18th of July 1822, by drowning in Lerici, Italy Percy Bysshe Shelley is a strange and even a little elusive character; not destructive…

Lord Byron vs. The World – Part 1

Byron was the subject of intense gossip during his lifetime, and as you’ll recall from our Villa Diodati episode, people would pay money to find out about the choicest Bryon gossip. 196 years later people are still researching, writing and reading about the scandalous Lord’s life and the many controversies that surround him. Byron rumours are still…

Just a Phase – Claire Clairemont

This article was written as part of The FrankenPod’s exploration of Mary Shelley and the events at The Villa Diodati. Claire Clairmont Born: 27th April 1798 near Bristol Died: 19th March 1879 in Florence Published works: none “But in our family, if you cannot write an epic or novel, that by its originality knocks all…

Something I learned about Frankenstein from Bette London

This is an article written as part of The FrankenPod‘s exploration of Frankenstein or The Modern Day Prometheus and Mary Shelley. This is a review of an article I have used repeatedly in my writing on Frankenstein or the Modern Day Prometheus. I will not be providing enough detail to negate reading the actual article….

Anarchy in the U.K. – William Godwin

The article was written as part of The FrankenPod’s continuing exploration of Frankenstein, or The Modern Day Prometheus, and it’s author Mary Shelley. William Godwin Born March 3, 1756 Died April 7, 1836 ‘This light was lent to me for a very short period, and is now extinguished for ever!’ William Godwin’s memoir of Mary…