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In 1816, legendary poet Lord Byron invited a group of friends to a home in Geneva and challenged them all to write a ghost story. It was there that Mary Shelley conceived the idea for Frankenstein, the story of a scientist who brings life to a likeness of man with disastrous consequences. Completed when she was still only 19 years old, the novel, which was first published anonymously, has never since gone out of print.

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication, so to celebrate we’ve collected fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia resources that explore the incredible world of Mary Shelley and her novel.