2018 Literary Anniversaries
Celebrate some classics by re-reading them during their milestone anniversary year!
200th Anniversary: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Shelley’s novel was first published in January 1818. It was the result of a legendary ghost story-writing competition between Shelley, her husband Percy Bryce Shelley, and their poet friends Lord Byron and John Polidori. They entertained each other at a vacation home on Lake Geneva when the weather turned rotten. Some consider Frankenstein to be the very first science fiction novel.
75th Anniversary: Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot
T.S. Eliot’s famous meditative poems were written over a six-year period, but were first published as a complete quartet in 1943.