Monsters

by John J. Miller on April 13, 2015 · 1 comment

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  • SumoMe

The new issue of the Claremont Review of Books carries my essay on Byron, the Shelleys, and the birth of Frankenstein and Dracula. An extract:

The tale of Byron and Shelley and their circle has all the right ingredients for a Gothic thriller: ambition, rivalry, intrigue, sex, and death. They combined in an extraordinary episode of modern mythmaking—a tale of villains and victims, some of them imaginary but many of them real.

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  • John F. MacMichael

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