Where does our fascination with Frankenstein come from? And why has it lasted so long? This exhibition presents early and illustrated editions of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s famous novel, along with theater and film tie-ins and twentieth-century homages to the monster’s tale—just a few examples of its remarkably full life in print. Frankenstein’s history of prolific publication and adaptation demonstrates its ongoing popularity, and helps explain why it is now permanently bound up with our ideas about what it means to be human.

The exhibition is part of the Johns Hopkins University Frankenstein: Media + Monsters celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.


George Peabody Library (Stack Room)
17 E. Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

For more information about this exhibit, please visit our Exhibits page, then scroll down to the “Frankenstein” exhibit.