The rise of FrankensteinFrankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,
by Mary Shelley, was first published in 1818 in London Critical
reception to the novel was low, but the novel was an immediate
popular success By 1823, the book had already been interpreted as a
play - Presumption; or The Fate of Frankenstein, by Richard
BrinsleyPeake Many theatrical renditions followed throughout the
1910 - The first film adaptation of the tale was done by Edison
Studios. The 16 minute silent film was thought to be lost until it
was rediscovered in 1980.
Frankenstein as superhero, in the DC comic book series
The video game, Fable II, contains a quest where a character
named Victor is on a quest to reanimate the body of a dead
Frankenstein, as celebrity spokesman?
As political activist?
Now to find out how it all startedFor homework: Read Letters 1-4
and Chapter one of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein Left: Steel engraving
for frontispiece to the revised edition of Frankenstein by Mary
Shelley in 1831.