December 13, 1996
A Digital Villa Focuses on Romantic Literature
In June 1816, Lord Byron invited Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley to his Swiss villa for a holiday of debauchery and learned discussion. The holiday brought together three of the most famous writers of the Romantic period, and their debates and story-telling contests inspired later works -- most notably, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Now literary scholars have built an on-line version of Byron's villa -- minus the debauchery -- in the form of a World-Wide Web site where