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It's Alive! NYPL Launches Second Edition of Revolutionary Free iPad App Biblion with Frankenstein: The Afterlife of Shelley's Circle

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Cited by Apple as one of the top iPad education apps for 2011, NYPL's free app Biblion: The Boundless Library once again breaks the boundaries of how we read, allowing us to experience rare collection materials and - now - engage each other in a new form of community creation. What makes a monster, or defines a human being? What is it like to live in the margins of society? Is technology inherently good or inherently bad? Nearly 200 years ago, in a rapidly-industrializing Great Britain, these were some of the questions that guided Mary Shelley as she wrote Frankenstein. They remain just as powerful and relevant today... and we show you why.

Curious? Download and explore the free Biblion app

Take a video tour of the app with Frankenstein

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Support for Shelley's Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet has been generously provided by the Aronson and Pforzheimer Families.

Support for The New York Public Library's Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.