In the letters, 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley discusses her son, among other subjects.
Frankenstein's monster – as imagined by Mary Shelley – has lived on in popular imagination for decades. Montillo discusses reanimation and the ways that religion and pop culture have changed our view of Shelley's characters.
From Hitchcock to Stephen King, many have offered opinions on why there's such a thing as a delicious scare.
Robert Harris, the author of 'The Ghost,' discusses his new financial page-turner "The Fear Index" and his predilection for writing about ancient Rome.
Frankenstein moon: 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley claimed that the tale came to her in a vision late one night as the moon streamed through her window. Her account was disputed, but astronomers at Texas State University have now substantiated her 'Frankenstein moon.'
Human/animal hybrids are merely the stuff of horror fiction and Internet hoaxes.
Richard Holmes paints a different picture of the Romantic Age, one in which scientific discovery and artistic creation shared close company.