Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Bath and Bristol

May 16, 2021

While residing in the city of Bath in 1817, Mary Shelley transformed a tale she had written in Switzerland into her three-volume novel, Frankenstein.  A few years earlier, she stayed in Bristol, a city that had prospered from the slave trade, which had been abolished only eight years earlier. Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts of the University of the West of England, explores the novel as an exegesis of the controversies and debates surrounding the campaign for the emancipation of slaves.

Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts of the University of the West of England

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