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‘Frankenstein’ Manuscript Comes Alive in Online Shelley Archive

Matt Cardy/Getty Images A portrait of Mary Shelley from the collection of Oxford’s Bodleian Library. By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER   Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” famously conceived during a waking dream in the stormy summer of 1816, has inspired countless plays, movies, comic books, even iPhone apps. And now, the original manuscript is also the centerpiece of the first phase of the online Shelley-Godwin Archive, an ambitious digital project that goes live on Halloween. The archive, whose opening…

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