August 30: Mary Shelley

August 30: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones
August 30: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones

Hello Cobblers!

Today in literary history we celebrate the birth of Mary Shelley with a quote from her novel Frankenstein.

Shelley is a bit of a literary treasure. If you haven’t heard of her by name, I have no doubt that you’ve heard of Frankenstein or at least seen one of the many movie adaptations. Let’s get to good stuff.

A fantastic feature about Shelley and her mom, Mary Wollstonecraft, in The New York Times: “‘Romantic Outlaws,’ About the Lives of Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft.” 

Inkle has released an interactive Frankenstein app in which you get to interact with the characters of the story. I repeat: YOU GET TO INTERACT WITH THE CHARACTERS OF THE STORY. Seriously, this is happening and it’s life changing. I’m all about the free, but this app is worth the money. You can check out the trailer for the app here: “inkle – Frankenstein.”

Remember: Frankenstein is not the monster. “The more you know.”

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