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01/01/1818 Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is published anonymously

Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Mary Shelley's name 1st appeared on the 2nd edition, which was published in 1823 in France.


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