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The remarkable story behind Frankenstein

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Will Gompertz | 09:05 UK time, Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Writing a best seller is not easy, harder still if you're an 18-year-old in a foreign country and stuck indoors due to an ash cloud. None of which deterred Mary Shelley who - with a little help from her husband Percy - wrote the Gothic thriller Frankenstein, a stage adaptation of which is currently previewing at the National Theatre.

I went to the Bodleian Library in Oxford to meet Stephan Hebron, curator of their exhibition Shelley's Ghost to hear the remarkable story about a remarkable story.

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