Jun 23

Strange Familiars: Summer of Darkness

Strange Familiars writes “Alison and Timothy discuss The Year Without a Summer – 1816 – which found Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (soon to be Shelley), Claire Clairmont, Dr. Polidori, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron together in Switzerland. The eruption of Mount Tamboro in Indonesia caused clouds of ash to darken the skies over Europe. These remarkable events birthed the creation of Polidori’s story, The Vampyre (which inspired Dracula), and the incredible novel, Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.”

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