Summer of Darkness

1h 9m ·

Summer of Darkness

Alison and Timothy discuss The Year Without a Summer – 1816 – which found Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (soon to be Shelley), Claire Clairmont, Dr. Polidori, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron together in Switzerland. The eruption of Mount Tamboro in Indonesia caused clouds of ash to darken the skies over Europe. These remarkable events birthed the creation of Polidori’s story, The Vampyre (which inspired Dracula), and the incredible novel, Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.


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The artwork for this episode is The Funeral of Shelley by Louis Edouard Fournier.


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The closing song is Up-Hill by Timothy.



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