Mary Shelley: The Godmother of Goth | Virtual Behind the Bookcase Tour

Date / Time

  • March 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The young widow who kept her husband’s heart in her desk, the author of the first post-apocalyptic novel The Last Man and the immortal Frankenstein, Mary Shelley is a gothic icon – and so much more. After the fires of her legendary romantic youth were drowned, Mary Shelley embarked on a career as a professional writer–publishing biographies, poems, travel narratives, short stories, and novels in multiple genres. Explore the life and works of this radical, proto-feminist, and quintessential Romantic as we sift through early editions of her works, along with manuscripts and letters of her husband, poet Percy Shelley, and the couple’s questionable company.


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