Welcome to the FrankenBlog II

In Fall 2018, the Eaton Collection will open its 200 Years of Frankenstein exhibit, which will showcase Mary Shelley’s original work, and also trace its legacy as other voices reimagined the story through new technologies and media forms. The exhibit will contain rare copies of both the first edition 1818 Frankenstein  in three volumes, and the third edition, which Mary Shelley substantially revised and re-released in 1831. Our particular copies are especially interesting, as unique identifiers like Australian watermarks and nineteenth-century shorthand notes tell the tale not only of the story’s history, but of the journey of physical objects that have been read by many eyes and held by many hands, as the books have crossed continents and spanned centuries.