If you've ever been enthralled by a gothic novel or clutched the sofa while you watched a horror film, then take this opportunity to learn a little bit more about one of our most classic monster stories. Charlotte Boyce, a senior lecturer in English literature at Portsmouth University, will delve into the history behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. She will discuss the story itself, the woman behind it, and the reason why we love it so much. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Origins and Afterlives is on at the Havant Library from 7:30pm on Tuesday February 27th.
Mary Shelley's book was first published in 1818. Since then, we've seen countless adaptations of not only the story, but the character as well. From books to television shows and movies too. Frankenstein's monster is a typical addition to any classic monster line-up, and from retellings to re-imaginings, the list of appearances is endless.
The popularity of the character and the story will all be explored, as Charlotte Boyce goes back to explore the origins and ideals behind the original text, as well as how the book's themes have been reflected and reinterpreted in more modern adaptations.
Tickets to the talk are £4 per person. For information about purchasing tickets, contact the library on 023 9248 4945. Places are limited, so make sure you book to secure your spot.