Greg Buzwell describes the bizarre circumstances that gave rise to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the other works that emerged from the ‘ghost story challenge’ at the Villa Diodati in the summer of 1816.
The Shelley-Godwin Archive will provide the digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, bringing together online for the first time ever the widely dispersed handwritten legacy of this uniquely gifted family of writers.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1774. Although it was not published after the Romanticism movement, this book was a German influence on the movement. Due to the main protagonist's passionate character and the style of clothing worn in the book, men throughout Europe would try to imitate the character and wear similar clothing.