Word of the Week: Acolyte

As in: “What started as an eager correspondence developed into regular calls at Skinner Street when Shelley and his wife Harriet came to London. News of the new acolyte and his visits were sent to Mary in Scotland but the two didn’t meet for some time” (Harkup, 2018, p.41). 

Harkup, K. (2018) Making the monster: The science behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. London, England: Bloomsbury Publishing.

For definitions of acolyte, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.


2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Find out ways to join the celebration at www.frankenreads.org

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