47. The Year Without a Summer

47. The Year Without a Summer

By Helen Zaltzman

The Allusionist

Monday, 21 November

Today: a tale of darkness, gathering storms, and a terrifying creature that resembles a human man…

No, nothing topical: it’s The Year Without A Summer, the story of how Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. This piece first appeared on Eric Molinsky’s excellent podcast Imaginary Worlds. Hear all the episodes at http://imaginaryworldspodcast.org.

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