By: Kevin Grace
Well, ‘tis the season for that old Scottish prayer: “From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord deliver us!” Yes, we are in our Halloween days in this month of spectres and the quickness of the night, of harvests and the dying away of nature, and, of things resurrected. So it is appropriate to turn our attention to a subject such as Victor Frankenstein’s monster.
This month’s “50 Minutes-I Book” lunchtime series in the Archives & Rare Books Library will be about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. We’ll take a look at some special illustrated versions of her tale and consider what the book tells us about science and literature in the early 19th century. Please bring your lunch and conversation, along with a nightmare or two if you wish, and join us on the 31st.