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In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote her novel. Since then, the Creature became a pop culture icon, overshadowing the novel and Doctor Frankenstein himself. We explore the novel's extraordinary power and timelessness due to its eternal theme: Man's quest for the secret of Life.
At 19, young Mary Shelley was well versed in the scientific research of the time, impressing even scientists by her masterpiece. In this documentary will do Mary Shelley justice by exploring her novel and its eternal theme: man's quest for the secret of Life.
The bicentenary of its publication will allow a wide public to explore the novel and discover its extraordinary modernity two centuries after it first appeared.