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'Frankenstein' Comes to Falmouth

The Falmouth Public Library hosts a free special event Saturday introducing the townwide Falmouth Reads Together book for 2014: "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus" by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

This intriguing presentation is offered to the public by the Falmouth Reads Together committee FREE of charge at Falmouth Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. To find out more, or to save a seat, call 508-457-2555-ext. 6. (Louisa Hufstader)
This intriguing presentation is offered to the public by the Falmouth Reads Together committee FREE of charge at Falmouth Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. To find out more, or to save a seat, call 508-457-2555-ext. 6. (Louisa Hufstader)
Posted by Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth

So, you think you know all about Frankenstein? You saw Boris Karloff; you have seen all kinds of cartoons and caricatures, and you might even have seen Gene Wilder in "Young Frankenstein."  

But, "Frankenstein" is not a comedy; it is not really a horror story. Rather, it is a tragedy about science gone wrong.  

"Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus" by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is the townwide read for 2014.

The opening program introducing this townwide reading experience is a discussion of "The Lady and Her Monsters: a Tale of Dissections; Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece," by Roseanne Montillo of the Emerson College faculty.  

Her lively book brings to life the extraordinary European milieu in which literati and scientists mingled at the turn of the 18th-19th century.

This intriguing presentation is offered to the public by the Falmouth Reads Together committee FREE of charge at Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. To find out more, or to save a seat, call 508-457-2555-ext. 6 or Email: info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org.

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