Ep. 5.1 — Collecting Frankenstein & Title Dissection
We're back with a new book to biblioclast. And since we both love Halloween, we couldn't resist a scary story. This particular story, in fact, grew out of contest to write a ghost story one stormy night...in June. In the contest between Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (soon to be Mary Shelley), and John Polidori, Mary definitely won. But we were all winners when a presentation copy of Frankenstein from Mary Shelley to Lord Byron appeared just a few years ago. Listen to the episode to learn more about collecting Frankenstein.
Finally, this is our first episode so, as usual, we have to bibioclast the title. Who was known as "the modern Prometheus" before Frankenstein?