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Video: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein summary (SparkNotes)

Quick and easy Frankenstein synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel.

Duration: 8:54

Video: The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein

Some 200 years since it was written, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is now shorthand for the horrors of science run amok. But when author and anatomist Professor Alice Roberts returns to the 18-year-old Mary's manuscripts, she finds someone concerned with the very act of creation itself. She also discovers clues of another writer's influence, someone very close to Mary.

Production Year: 2014

29:14

Video: Prophets of Science Fiction: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley set out to create a monster, and along the way she created a masterpiece. In 1816, teenager Mary begins to give life to her novel - Frankenstein.

Production Year: 2011

47:20

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