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Mary Shelley (with Percy Bysshe Shelley) - Draft of Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley drafted Frankenstein in two tall notebooks. The first notebook was probably purchased in Geneva, the second several months later in England.

They were later disbound, and now exist as single sheets. Shown here is an original opening from the Geneva notebook, containing Mary's draft of the turning-point in the novel: the moment when Frankenstein's Creature comes to life.

Date Published: 02 December 2010
In Collection(s): Mary Shelley