Mary Shelley – Frankenstein at 200

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: 19th Century Literature, Regency Era|Tags: , , , , |

Two-hundred years ago, in 1818, Mary Shelley first published Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley was the daughter of the feminist author, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the philosopher, William Godwin.   At fifteen, she fell in love with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was married and had two children at the time. [...]

Fashion Evolution: Regency Period

By | September 10th, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

Regency Fashion Flashback Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1937; Metropolitan Museum of Art Although King George III's son didn't become Prince Regent until 1811, the Regency Period in fashion is generally regarded as the years 1795 through 1820-ish. Fashion in 1795 was influenced by the aftermath of the French Revolution when people wanted [...]