Note: Geneva


Geneva is located between the Jura mountain range and the Alps, on Lake Geneva. It was annexed to France from 1798-1813, and was in Mary Shelley's day associated with sublime natural beauty as well as the radical French intellectuals, Voltaire and Rousseau. The Shelleys with Claire Clairmont, Byron, and his physician, Polidori, spent the summer of 1816 near there, in the Swiss village of Cologny, where their famous conversations at the Villa Diodati led to Mary Shelley's composition of Frankenstein.

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