Fiona Sampson: In Search of Mary Shelley
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.