"Perhaps a corpse would be re-animated; galvanism had given token of such things: perhaps the component parts of a creature might be manufactured, brought together, and endured with vital warmth."
Thus wrote Mary Shelley in her introduction to the third edition of her novel, in 1831. A century later, Boris Karloff stepped out of the celluloid shadows. These are but two milestones in the long history of Frankenstein.
Today, Mary’s story continues to resonate. It continues to enthrall and to inspire new adaptations. It still breeds new interpretations in all manners of media, and generates new art. The Creature has been manufactured, brought together and endured with vital warmth over and over again.
This blog, driven by curiosity, observes and reports. It is not, by any means, a completist’s catalog. It is only an overview, a collection of impressions, glimpses, of a vast cultural phenomenon.
I made my 500th post last week. Today, all of a sudden, Frankensteinia is three years old.
Thank you for visiting and sharing my enthusiasm. Stick around, I’m not done yet.
By the way, my picture blog, Monster Crazy, turns two. Over 1900 images posted there.