New Meetup: April Meetup - Frankenstein

From: Gary F.
Sent on: Thursday, February 25, 2010 4:58 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Classic Literature Book Club!

What: April Meetup - Frankenstein

When: Sunday, April 25,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Half Price Books
115 Belmont Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98122
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Join us in April, as we take a good hard look at Frankenstein. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by Mary Shelley. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18 and the novel was published when she was 20. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended incorrectly to refer to the monster as "Frankenstein". Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. Should be fun.

Learn more here:
http://classics.meetup.com/68/calendar/12711210/

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