A monster of an exhibition: First handwritten draft of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein goes on display





The handwritten first draft of Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Frankenstein, has gone on display in Britain for the first time.

The exhibition also includes a never before seen portrait of the author alongside belongings and literary work from her family - one of Britain's most renowned literary dynasties.

The showcase, brought together for the first time from the Bodleian Libraries and the New York Public Library, includes work by Mary Shelley, her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and her parents William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft.

On display is previously unseen memorabilia, manuscripts, rare books and personal relics from the family archive, now based at the Bodleian in Oxford....

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