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Filed under: can’t wait. The NYPL previews part of the second Biblion installment: Outsiders: The Afterlife of Shelley and Frankenstein. This gorgeous and eerie portrait of Mary Shelley evidently was based on a death mask. I do wish the text that accompanies it here didn’t seem quite so incredulous that she, at 18, rather than her husband, or Byron, Keats, Coleridge, or Wordsworth, wrote the Romantic period work still most often read today. 
—Maud Newton

Filed under: can’t wait. The NYPL previews part of the second Biblion installment: Outsiders: The Afterlife of Shelley and Frankenstein. This gorgeous and eerie portrait of Mary Shelley evidently was based on a death mask. I do wish the text that accompanies it here didn’t seem quite so incredulous that she, at 18, rather than her husband, or Byron, Keats, Coleridge, or Wordsworth, wrote the Romantic period work still most often read today. 

Maud Newton