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Cc no 26 frankenstein 2

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ELA High School Medium

How the Weather Influenced 'Frankenstein'

Storms and cold weather play an important role in Mary Shelley’s famous horror novel “Frankenstein.” Apparently, the bad weather in her story may reflect the weather at that time. When Shelley was writing the novel, the world was enduring a particularly cold and gray few years. Scholars hypothesize that the weather influenced Shelley to write about the weather for the novel. Listen to hear more about how true-life conditions affected this writer, and consider how climate change may influence future works of literature and art.

Horror Gothic

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National Public Radio © 2007 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 08/13/2007


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