See how the classics live on and join the Afterlife of Shelleys Circle. What makes a monster? Is technology good or bad? Whats it like to live at the margins of society? Enter the NYPL stacks to see rare collections items and how they continue to inspire ideas and storytelling today.This second edition of The New York Public Librarys collections-based app Biblion, The Boundless Library once again takes users deep into our famed stacks to explore the sometimes hidden connections between the time of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of the 1818 novel Frankenstein, and our ownshowing how the classics live on. In Biblion: Frankenstein and the Afterlife of Shelleys Circle you can browse and interact with:- Galleries, essays by experts on the Romantic era, and narratives featuring 1,300 images, audio and video clips.- Exciting new social reading features that allow readers to engage in conversations with other readers of the app. - All surviving handwritten pages of Mary Shelleys original Frankenstein manuscript, courtesy of Oxford Universitys Bodleian Library. Toggle between the pages of this version and the complete text of Shelleys revised 1831 edition to see how she edited the work.- The entire Esdaile Notebook containing early works by the great British Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelleys husband, from The New York Public Librarys Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection.- Dramatic audio readings of key passages from the Frankenstein novel, read by actor AJ Stetson in The New York Public Librarys Audio Book Studio at the Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind. - Copies of Thomas Jeffersons handwritten draft of the Declaration of Independence, held by NYPLs Manuscripts and Archives Division; Nelson Mandelas first official African National Congress statement held by The New York Public Librarys Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and other seminal materials related to the struggle for freedom that resonated with the circle of people surrounding the Shelleys.- A transcript of a prison inmates reading group discussing themes in Frankenstein such as justice, prejudice, and being an outsider to society, courtesy of The New York Public Librarys Correctional Services Department.- Rarely seen photographs of Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and other actors portraying the various Hollywood incarnations of Frankensteins monster, held by The Billy Rose Theater Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
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