Mary Shelley is the 18 year old author of Frankenstein (Or the Modern Prometheus) and this is the story of how, on a stormy night, in 1816, in a gathering of recognized Romantic period geniuses, she began to write this story which is the inspiration of the entire gothic horror genre.There is a complete set of teaching ideas for this book at dianacruchley.com.
- Mary Shelley dreamed part of her story. Write about a repeating dream, or dreams, you have.
- Mary Shelley was with a group of people who are recognized geniuses from the Romantic period in literature. Write about famous people who you admire and why.
- The group of friends challenged each other to write something during as storm. Write about the impact of a storm, or storms, in my life. (Basement flood, tree falling, power failure, wind storms, etc.)