In the summer of 1816, Mary Shelley and her lover, Percy, visited the poet Lord Byron at his home in Geneva. Storms kept them inside and there they read ghost stories from a book Byron had titled Fantasmagoriana, ou Recueil d’Histoires d’Apparitions de Spectres, Revenans, Fantomes, etc.; traduit de l’allemand, par un Amateur translated by Jean Baptiste Benoit Eyries from German to French.
Byron then proposed a challenge – for each of the guests to write their own story. READ MORE