Monthly Archives: September 2011

Shelley’s Ghost

This summer’s major exhibition at The Wordsworth Trust  at Grasmere consists largely of portraits of many of those associated with Percy Bysshe Shelley, and original notebooks and MS pages. First is the permanent display in the upper room, with its … Continue reading

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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein – Peter Ackroyd

(Of Victor, there’s spoilers.) The first instances of Lord Byron, the Shelleys and their circle being fictionalised were published during their lifetimes, before Mary Shelley even had time to awake and ‘find myself famous.’  Since Lady Caroline Lamb and Thomas … Continue reading

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