Frankenstein: The First 200 Years

Frankenstein Christopher Frayling

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It's alive! It's alive! It's alive!

Christopher Frayling traces the journey of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from limited edition literature to the bloodstream of contemporary culture.

Frankenstein was published on New Year's Day 1818 in an anonymous three-volume edition of 500 copies. In an illustrated lecture, the cultural historian discusses the trajectory of the novel, and its depiction in magazines, on playbills, posters, advertising, packaging, and in comics and graphic novels.    

Christopher Frayling was until recently Rector of the Royal College of Art and Chair of Arts Council England. A cultural historian, critic and award-winning broadcaster on television and radio, he has published over 20 books on art, design, film and popular culture, including Nightmare: The Birth of Horror, Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection, and most recently, Frankenstein - The First Two Hundred Years (Reel Art Press). 

Image: cover detail from Frankenstein - The First Two Hundred Years 


Name: Frankenstein: The First 200 Years
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