Literary Reputations

Fiona Sampson: In Search of Mary Shelley

  • 8
  • Oct

2018

Monday

7.00pm

Closeup headshot of Fiona Sampson, looking to the side and smiling

  • Closeup headshot of Fiona Sampson, looking to the side and smiling

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

Two hundred years after the publication of Frankenstein, Fiona Sampson revisits Mary Shelley, taking a new look at the woman who’s long been viewed through the perspective of her first novel and her marriage to Percy Bysshe Shelley. Fiona examines Mary’s letters, journals and publications to breathe new life into the woman whose work is one of the first examples of science fiction. Through her own words and actions, alongside those of her family and friends, Fiona considers Mary Shelley’s influences, contradictions and compromises. Join Fiona as she takes us on a literary journey through Mary Shelley’s fascinating life and work.