What do Frankenstein and many vivid early nineteenth-century artworks, including paintings by J.M.W. Turner, have in common? Supposedly, that would be the 1815 eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora and its climactic repercussions.
Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women, died of childbed fever just ten days after giving birth to Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. (Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for germ theory and widely available birth control.) They overlapped in life only briefly, but Wollstonecraft…
Is it just me, or is Ed Westwick, aka Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass, reminiscent of a modern day Lord Byron in this GQ photo shoot? Just me? Well: I added poetry by George Gordon Byron to images of Westwick. Enjoy.