Mark Arnold, author of Monster: The Early Life of Mary Shelley will be interviewed on the local radio KVEC 920 talk show "Hometown Radio with Dave Congalton Show" regarding the plot of his book and the culture that surrounded Mary Shelley.
Arnold will discuss:
-Why Frankenstein considered the birth of Science Fiction?
-People think Mary Shelly lived during the Victorian period. When did she live?
-If this book is not set in the Victorian Era, how is the end of the Enlightenment era different? An analogy to the Summer of Love in 1967 San Francisco.
-Why were her parents so important?
-What was her family life like?
-What were Salons and why were they important to the way Shelly grew up?
-Was Aaron Burr a house guest in Mary Shelley’s home?
-What were the results of Byron’s challenge to write a horror story?
-How was Shelly an early feminist?
-Why he thinks Mary Shelley is the most censored person in history?