With the 200th Anniversary year upon us, a number of new books and takes on the Frankenstein story and Mary Shelley biographies have made their appearance, from indie publishers, self-publishing and mainstream.
There are a whole variety of stage productions at theaters large and small, from stagings of the original story adaptations to the more fanciful, including the puppet show version. The “Mary Shelley” movie should make an appearance in theaters in 2018 and Universal Cable Productions has announced a new untitled TV series project from Adam Simon and Robert Masello in which Mary Shelley is to play a part along with other 19th Century authors like Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker and H.G. Wells, in a reimagined “secret society of authors” monsterfest set in Victorian England. Mrs. Shelley has already appeared in the “Frankenstein Chronicles”, the London murder series, going into its second season.
Here is a list of some of the books recently released or soon to come.
Monster: The Early Life of Mary Shelley – by Mark Arnold
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley with and introductions – by Charlotte Gordon
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley – by Charlotte Gordon
Daughter of Earth and Water: Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – by Noel Gerson
The Complete Frankenstein: 200 Year Edition: 1818 and 1831 Versions
In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein – By Fiona Sampson
Mary’s Monster: Live, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein – by Lita Judge
Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child: Political Philosophy in “Frankenstein” – by Eileen Hunt Bonning
Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator – by Catherine Reef
Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds – by Mary Shelley and David H. Guston
The Determined Heart: The Tale of Mary Shelley and Her Frankenstein – by Antoinette May
Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein – by Linda Baily (Author) Julia Sarda (Illustrator) A Picture Book!
Son of Terror: Frankenstein Continued, A Sequel – by William A Chanler
And of course…