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Sophie Turner, of 'Game of Thrones,' cast in Frankenstein flick

Sophie Turner, of 'Game of Thrones,' cast in Frankenstein flick

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Sophie Turner cast as Mary Shelley in "Mary Shelley's Monster," about the writing of Gothic horror novel "Frankenstein."
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Elle Fanning to star in 'A Storm in the Stars'

Elle Fanning to star in 'A Storm in the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --Elle Fanning has signed on to play Mary Shelley in Haifaa Al-Mansour's upcoming indie film, "A Storm in the Stars."
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Thompson forgives Bonham Carter for Branagh affair

Thompson forgives Bonham Carter for Branagh affair

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- British actress Emma Thompson told The Sunday Times newspaper she forgives Helena Bonham Carter for having an affair with her former husband Kenneth Branagh.
Each generation defines 'horror' differently

Each generation defines 'horror' differently

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Confronting what scares us via Halloween isn't a new phenomenon, a U.S. expert says; throughout history each generation has defined "horror."

'The Good Life' actor Richard Briers dead at 79

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- British television star Richard Briers has died at his home in London after a long battle with emphysema, his agent said. He was 79.

'Frankenstein' computer program created

DALLAS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. computer scientists say they've created a "Frankenstein" software program to help develop defenses against new kinds of cyberattacks.
Netflix preps 'Hemlock Grove' series

Netflix preps 'Hemlock Grove' series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 21 (UPI) -- Netflix says it will be the exclusive home of "Hemlock Grove," a new suspense series set in a Pennsylvania steel town and based on the novel by Brian McGreevy.
Eckhart lands lead in 'I, Frankenstein' flick

Eckhart lands lead in 'I, Frankenstein' flick

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Aaron Eckhart is to play Adam Frankenstein in "I, Frankenstein," a film to start shooting in Australia in January.
Boyle to direct 'Frankenstein' play

Boyle to direct 'Frankenstein' play

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Danny Boyle is to direct Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in a new stage play about Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, London's National Theatre said.
Branagh in talks to direct 'Thor'

Branagh in talks to direct 'Thor'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Northern Irish actor-director Kenneth Branagh reportedly is in talks to direct the upcoming Marvel Comics superhero movie "Thor."

Mary Shelley letter discovered

FLORENCE, Italy, June 15 (UPI) -- A previously unknown letter written by "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley has been discovered at an antiques fair in Tuscany, Italy.

Sci-fi writer Octavia Butler dead at 58

SEATTLE, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Author Octavia Butler, one of the few African-American females to find success writing science fiction novels, has died in Seattle at age 58.

'Frankenstein' gets new life at USA

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A veteran Hollywood team will resurrect Dr. Frankenstein for a weekly television series on the USA Network, the Daily Variety reported Wednesday.

Of Human Interest: News-lite

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Of Human Interest: News-lite

IT'S WHAT BINDS THE UNIVERSE
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Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.

Mary Godwin's mother died when she was eleven days old; afterwards, she and her older half-sister, Fanny Imlay, were raised by her father. When Mary was four, Godwin married his neighbour, Mary Jane Clairmont. Godwin provided his daughter with a rich, if informal, education, encouraging her to adhere to his liberal political theories. In 1814, Mary Godwin began a romantic relationship with one of her father’s political followers, the married Percy Bysshe Shelley. Together with Mary's stepsister, Claire Clairmont, they left for France and travelled through Europe; upon their return to England, Mary was pregnant with Percy's child. Over the next two years, she and Percy faced ostracism, constant debt, and the death of their prematurely born daughter. They married in late 1816 after the suicide of Percy Shelley's first wife, Harriet.

In 1816, the couple famously spent a summer with Lord Byron, John William Polidori, and Claire Clairmont near Geneva, Switzerland, where Mary conceived the idea for her novel Frankenstein. The Shelleys left Britain in 1818 for Italy, where their second and third children died before Mary Shelley gave birth to her last and only surviving child, Percy Florence. In 1822, her husband drowned when his sailing boat sank during a storm in the Bay of La Spezia. A year later, Mary Shelley returned to England and from then on devoted herself to the upbringing of her son and a career as a professional author. The last decade of her life was dogged by illness, probably caused by the brain tumour that was to kill her at the age of 53.

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