Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Brian W Aldiss on ‘Frankenstein’.

A special one-day event back in October at the Bodleian Library – Frankenstein Day – celebrated the launch of The Original Frankenstein, a ground-breaking new edition of the first and … Continue reading

December 4, 2008 · 6 Comments

Heart of Horror: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)

Part of Frankenstein Almost-A-Week …I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It … Continue reading

December 3, 2008 · 9 Comments

Janet Todd: Death and the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley Circle

Wollstonecraft, Imlay, Godwin – for a young unmarried woman, dead at twenty-two, Mary Wollstonecraft’s illegitimate daughter Fanny had many names. It seems to be in fashion these days to write … Continue reading

November 27, 2007 · 12 Comments



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