AUGUST 20-30, 2014

Mary Shelley: the impulsive teen in a runaway love triangle, the precocious novelist, the daughter of revolutionaries, the lover and wife of philosopher-poet.

Mary Shelley: the grieving mother, the martyr-widow, the hack writer.

Mary Shelley: the monster and monster's mother.

Was Mary Shelley's most famous novel, Frankenstein, really an autobiography? Is she the creator or the creature?