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It's Alive! Frankenstein's Influence 200 Years Later

By Sarah Ventre
Published: Friday, September 9, 2016 - 6:04pm
Updated: Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:02pm
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(Photo courtesy Bob Beard)
The exhibit at ASU’s Hayden Library.

You probably recognize that as one of the most iconic scenes of the classic movie "Frankenstein."

This summer is the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s idea that eventually became the novel.

"It was this time of environmental crisis and social upheaval among the Industrial Revolution and it spawned this amazing story," said Bob Beard, a spokesman with ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination. "Some say it's the very first science fiction story."

A new exhibit at ASU’s Hayden Library is examining the history and cultural impact of the book, as well as how it relates to today, and what our modern-day monsters are.

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