The iconic tale of Frankenstein came to life over 200 years ago. It all started in the year 1816 on a stormy night in Switzerland. The wind howled against the buildings and lightening lit the rain slashed earth. It was the perfect night to drum up some delicious fear. Mary Shelley was enticed by her friend Lord Byron to write some ghost stories. This was an initial ploy to while away the hours with a group of friends. What came forth, was her compelling Gothic tale Frankenstein which became a masterpiece of written work and also the influence for several movies.
Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell (1840–41) Wikipedia
If you love reading classics like this novel, then you must join the Poetry group at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts as they celebrate 200 years since the birth of Frankenstein. There will be selected readings from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Dr Polidori's The Vampyre and the poems of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, Wikipedia