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The man who wrote FRANKENSTEIN

MYTH: Frankenstein, the most famous work of English Romanticism, was written by an uneducated, teenaged girl, who took part in a ghost-story contest in Geneva, had a nightmare, and was inspired to write a story “which would frighten my reader as I myself had been frightened that night!” REALITY: Frankenstein is a work of profound and radical ideas, written by one of the greatest poets and prose stylists in the…