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Frankenstein: About the Author/Director





BBC's Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster

Creator of a modern monster, visionary of a scientific future, celebrity, sexual experimenter and struggling mother; Mary Shelley is one of the most enduring novelists and one of the most remarkable. This program reveals how Mary Shelleys personal life influenced her most famous work and why her ideas resonate so clearly today.

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley, directed Haifaa Al-Mansour

Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.