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The Hideous Progenies of Richard Brinsley Peake: Frankenstein on the Stage, 1823 to 1826*

  • Steven Earl Forry (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 January 2009

On 22 July 1823 William Godwin addressed the following in a letter to Mary Shelley, who was returning to London after five years on the Continent:

It is a curious circumstance that a play is just announced, to be performed at the English Opera House in the Strand next Monday, entitled, Presumption, or the Fate of Frankenstein. I know not whether it will succeed. If it does, it will be some sort of feather in the cap of the author of the novel, a recommendation in your future negociations with booksellers.

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Levine, ‘Frankenstein and the Tradition of Realism’, Novel: A Forum on Fiction 7 (1973): 14.

Robert Hume , ‘Gothic Versus Romantic: A Revaluation of the Gothic Novel’, PMLA 84 (1969): 286.

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Theatre Research International
  • ISSN: 0307-8833
  • EISSN: 1474-0672
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