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 English language, who for personal reasons chose to conceal his authorship. —The man who wrote FRANKENSTEIN (ASP Wholesale)
From the publisher’s website. The only review I’ve seen so far is from Camille Paglia.