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Why Read Frankenstein in 2018?

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Two hundred years after it was first published, Nick Groom explains the abiding appeal and extraordinary contemporary relevance of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Far from being a supernatural Gothic fiction, he will show how deeply concerned the novel is with the most pressing scientific issues of its time, and how these continue to challenge us today in fields from artificial intelligence to medical ethics, challenging the very definition of what it is to be human.

Date Published: 01 March 2019
In Collection(s): Mary Shelley