This week’s books podcast honours the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein. To cut through all those high camp, bolt-through-the-neck film versions clouding our collective memory, I’m joined by the poet and critic Fiona Sampson, whose fine new book In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (reviewed in this week’s magazine by Elaine Showalter) tries to bring the monster, and his creator, and his creator’s creator, back to life as they originally were. Mary Shelley’s fascinating, brave and unconventional life — and the literary excellence of her most famous novel — are our subjects today. Do join us:
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