Author Archives: Suzanne Burdon

Celebrating the 200 Year Anniversary of Frankenstein

On this day in 1818, Frankenstein was first published to a bemused public. Mainstream serious publishers had refused to take it as it was felt to be impious and immoral, but was eventually taken by Lackington, a more populist bookseller, … Continue reading

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Essential Reading Before You Watch the New Mary Shelley Biopic

Great news that movie Mary Shelley will be showing at the Toronto Film Festival. It is based on Mary Shelley’s tumultuous and scandalous life when she was a young woman, and wrote the iconic novel Frankenstein. This still shot shows … Continue reading

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The Evolution of The Mummy!

As another Mummy movie hits the big screen it is interesting to look back at the first iteration of the genre. The Mummy!: Or a Tale of the Twenty-Second Century is an 1827 novel written by a 20 year old … Continue reading

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Protest, Poetry & Song

As Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel Prize, (though not yet given his Nobel performance) I was reminded of the essay In Defence of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley, in which he claimed that: “poets are the unacknowledged legislators … Continue reading

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Mary Shelley and Motherhood

Mary Shelley had five pregnancies and only one surviving child. She was, though, an instinctive and devoted mother. When I give talks about Mary and the nine years of her relationship with her poet, Shelley, I quite often hear someone … Continue reading

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Almost Invincible featured on The Book Podcast

The Book Podcast with Rosemary Puddy features Australian Women Writers of fiction and non-fiction and is inspired by the The Stella Prize which is a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and an organisation that champions cultural change. … Continue reading

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WATCH: ‘Almost Invincible’ – An impressive fictional tale of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, who led a creative but tragedy-scarred life.

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