Mary Shelley Created ‘Frankenstein,’ and Then a Pandemic

Author: Gender Studies Program

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Eileen Hunt Botting's ‘The Last Man’ predicted the political causes of and collective solutions for global plague.

This story line should sound familiar. But I am not summarizing the news headlines about Covid-19. I am recalling the plot of a great work of literature. It is Mary Shelley’s futuristic novel about a global plague, “The Last Man” (1826).

Read entire article here: New York Times-March 13, 2020