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Mary Shelley - Author

About the Author

Mary Shelley was born in 1797, the only daughter of writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man. She died in 1851.

Maurice Hindle studied at the universities of Keele, Durham and Essex, gaining a Ph.D. in Literature from Essex in 1989. He currently teaches at the Open University.

Featured books by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2003

Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein's monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity. Based on the third edition of 1831, this volume contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Shelley's preface to the first edition. This revised edition includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with A Fragment by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori's The Vampyre: A Tale . Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of the author and political philosopher William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married when his first wife died in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein , but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man . If you liked Frankenstein , you might enjoy Bram Stoker's Dracula , also available in Penguin Classics .

Other books by Mary Shelley

ෆ්රැන්කෙ# Frankenstein, Sinhala Edition

ෆ්රැන්කෙ# Frankenstein, Sinhala Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2018

ఫ్రాంకెన Frankenstein, Telugu Edition

ఫ్రాంకెన Frankenstein, Telugu Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2018

ಫ್ರಾಂಕೆನ  Frankenstein, Kannada Edition

ಫ್ರಾಂಕೆನ Frankenstein, Kannada Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2018

ફ્રેન્કે Frankenstein, Gujarati Edition

ફ્રેન્કે Frankenstein, Gujarati Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2018

Frankensteinas Frankenstein, Lithuanian Edition

Frankensteinas Frankenstein, Lithuanian Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2018

Frankenstein Frankenstein, Slovenian Edition

Frankenstein Frankenstein, Slovenian Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2018

ፍራንቼንቴይን Frankenstein, Amharic Edition

ፍራንቼንቴይን Frankenstein, Amharic Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2018

Frankenstein Frankenstein, Icelandic Edition

Frankenstein Frankenstein, Icelandic Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2018

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 Frankenstein, Armenian Edition

Ֆենենշտե Frankenstein, Armenian Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2018

فرانكشتا Frankenstein, Arabic Edition

فرانكشتا Frankenstein, Arabic Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2018

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2018

The chilling and tragic tale of Victor Frankenstein and the tortured creature he brings to life, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, remains one of the most widely read Gothic novels of our time. Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2018, Frankenstein is now available in a limited Olive Edition from HarperPerennial. Olive Editions are exclusive small format editions of some of our bestselling and celebrated titles, featuring beautiful and unique hand-drawn cover illustrations. All Olive Editions are available for a limited time only.

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2018

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2018

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2018

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2018

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus The 200th Anniversary Edition

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus The 200th Anniversary Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2018

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