How Frankenstein Came to Life
THE SOURCE: "Who Wrote Frankenstein?" by Jonathan Gross, in The Common Review, Fall 2007.
YOU'VE HEARD THE ARGUMENT before: How could a Stratford grain hoarder and a tube who didn't own books possibly be the real Shakespeare? The answer, according to some, is that Shakespeare is merely the nom de plume of a writer with a proper pedigree: Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, schooled at Cambridge at age eight. Most scholars disagree.
Now the authorship question is being applied with a misogynistic twist to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851). How could an 18-year-old girl possibly have written the soaring prose of Frankenstein? How …
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Publication information: Article title: How Frankenstein Came to Life. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Wilson Quarterly. Volume: 32. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2008. Page number: 84+. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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