I like it! Hard to believe a young woman wrote that story.
In the summer of 1816, while visiting the poet Lord Byron at his villa in Switzerland, Mary Shelley created the character of the Frankenstein monster. During this visit, stormy weather forced the party to spend most of their time indoors. To pass the time, some of Byron's other guests read from a volume of ghost stories. One evening, Byron issued a challenge; that each of his guests should write a ghost story of their own.
Mary's story, which was inspired by a dream, eventually became her most famous literary work, the novel Frankenstein.
, with Bette Midler and SJP is on this afternoon. I'm enjoying it.