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‘Game Of Thrones’ star Kit Harington cast in Mary Shelley film ‘Mary’s Monster’

Kit Harington and Clara Rugaard have been cast in Mary’s Monster, a film about author Mary Shelley’s mental struggle to write her 1818 novel Frankenstein. Set to be directed by Farren Blackburn (The Innocents, Shut In), Mary’s Monster is described as a “rock ‘n’ roll” take on the story, which depicts the 19th century “through today’s lens against a backdrop of contemporary music, spoken word, sex, drugs and Baroque ‘n’ Roll”.
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How Fleetwood Mac, Mary Shelley, and the Manson murders inspired Rachel Hawkins' next thriller

Authors take inspiration from everywhere, and Rachel Hawkins has had no shortage of influences when it comes to her career as a contemporary thriller writer. Her first in the genre, The Wife Upstairs, was a modern twist on Jane Eyre, while her last thriller, Reckless Girls put Below Deck and Vincent Bugliosi's And the Sea Will Tell in a cocktail shaker. Her next, The Villa, out Jan. 3, 2023, once again fuses a myriad of texts, including the music of Fleetwood Mac, the Manson murders, and the notorious summer Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and Percy Bysshe Shelley spent vacationing in a castle in Geneva.
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Tickets on sale for picnic in park with Mary Shelley

GALENA–The historic author of classic novels will be brought to life on Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m. in the Grant Park Pavilion during a performance, “Mary Shelley: The Intricate Riddle of …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a...
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Mary Shelley Biopic About the Creation of ‘Frankenstein’ In the Works

While Victor Frankenstein may have created the monster, author Mary Shelley brought both Frankenstein and his creation to life. And now, according to Variety, Shelley is getting her due in a new biopic centered around the journey to bring her story to life. Joining forces with Rose Pictures to co-produce, Fulwell 73 will be delivering Mary’s Monster to the big screen. Directed by Farren Blackburn, with a screenplay penned by Deborah Baxtrom, the film will set out to tell the story of the famous author as she pushes forward against all odds to see her novel through.
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For sale: the £1m home of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley

The author of Frankenstein chose a suitably Gothic location to court her future husband. When Mary Shelley was 16, she met the radical poet Percy Bysche Shelley illicitly at her mother’s tombstone in the graveyard at St Pancras Old Church. She fell for his “wild, intellectual, unearthly looks”. It was...
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Cooking with Mary Shelley

This year, I suggest a sad and lovelorn Halloween, tender and tolerant of monsters. The book for the mood is the 1816 novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (1797–1851), a classic of gothic literature whose pages inspired foraged-fare acorn scones, a cocktail, and a bread pudding—not weird science, but foods of love.
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Astronomers have determined the exact hour that Mary Shelley thought of Frankenstein

It’s a well known fact that an 18-year-old Mary Shelley (then still Mary Wollstonecraft, after her mother) wrote Frankenstein at Lord Byron’s house (actually a rented mansion on Lake Geneva) after the poet, during a streak of bad weather, challenged his house guests to write their own ghost stories. “I busied myself to think of a story,” Shelley later wrote an an introduction to her famous novel.
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Who Was Mary Shelley, Daughter?

I’m driving across the rolling Palouse of eastern Washington, colored by wheat and summer sky, just me in the car, and the voice of actor Dan Stevens reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. “Oh, that’s the saddest story that’s ever been written,” a friend’s voice rings in my head, and I know she’s right. I’ve just dropped my 17-year old daughter, Olive, the youngest of my three children, at film camp outside of Seattle, another practice run for when she leaves home soon for the wilds of Los Angeles, where I won’t be able to protect her. I’m not ready for her to go, not ready to be done mothering her. I have so much to make up for, so much I still want her to forgive. I’ve lost my own mother three months before, suddenly, though after a long illness. The strangeness of a world without her still haunts me, but the soft expanse, the big sky, absorbs my grief. I feel lighter than I have in months, can feel myself beginning to dream again. On that ancient alluvial prairie, hills rising and falling in and out of view, I am dreaming of Mary Wollstonecraft.
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The Reader’s Notebook: Mary Shelley

August 30, 2021 -- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, which is considered an early example of science fiction. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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Elise Rasmussen on Mary Shelley and the “Year Without a Summer”

Elise Rasmussen’s “Year Without a Summer” took her to multiple continents and into the creation of one of Western literature’s best-known books—Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818). The artist’s research-based project joins personal experience, cultural history, and scientific discovery into a surprising, layered narrative. Speaking from Los Angeles, Rasmussen shares how she weaves disparate artistic and ecological threads together with a perspective afforded by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Year Without a Summer” will be on view at Toronto’s G44 Centre for Contemporary Photography from July 21 to August 21, and its titular film will screen at Night Gallery in Los Angeles on August 7.
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House of horror: Bath opens the world’s first museum dedicated to Mary Shelley

“Yes there’s plenty of scope for bodies around here,” Stephen Clews, the Roman Baths & Pump Room manager chuckles. We’re surveying the Abbey Churchyard square that fronts Bath’s Pump Room and entranceway to the Roman Baths. Saxon burials were unearthed here during Pump Room excavations, and a medieval church and graveyard were flattened to make way for the square in the 18th century.
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Mary Shelley Named Chief People Officer Of Tango Card

Digital rewards and loyalty provider Tango Card has named Mary Shelley as its inaugural chief people officer, according to a Tuesday (July 13) announcement emailed to PYMNTS. Shelley arrives at Tango Card at an “important inflection point” for the company. To that end, Tango Card’s business growth is accelerating, and the firm is quickly growing its workforce — recently topping 200 full-time staffers.
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It’s alive! Frankenstein’s Monster is reborn – as Mary Shelley imagined him

We all know what Frankenstein’s Monster looks like; and yet in a way we’ve never seen him. More than 200 years ago, Mary Shelley wrote a novel about a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who fashioned from bits of corpses a living creature - one who is athletic, erudite, articulate, and so sensitive that he was ultimately driven to commit murder by the neglect of his creator and the cruelty of the world.
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