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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

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley, Dr. Sarah Faulkner Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2021

Gorgeous Collector's Edition of the masterpiece from the gothic pen of Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein is a man of science obsessed with creation. However, on achieving a miracle, Frankenstein finds himself horrified by the creature of his own making. This new version includes two companion pieces, 'Transformation', and 'The Mortal Immortal', as well as Aeschylus' original Prometheus Bound. Flame Tree Collector's Editions present the foundations of speculative fiction, authors without whom the imaginative literature of the twentieth century would not exist, bringing the best and most influential writers into a striking and collectable library. Each book features a new introduction, a short biography and a glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2021

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2020

Lodore

Lodore

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2020

Falkner

Falkner

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2020

Valperga

Valperga

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2020

Frankenstein & The Last Man

Frankenstein & The Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2020

Frankenstein & St. Irvyne

Frankenstein & St. Irvyne

Author: Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2020

Ghostwriter: Frankenstein

Ghostwriter: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Anna Meriano, Kwame Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2020

Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (Esprios Classics)

Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (Esprios Classics)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2020

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Esprios Classics)

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Esprios Classics)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2020

Mary

Mary

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2020

Proserpine and Midas (Esprios Classics)

Proserpine and Midas (Esprios Classics)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

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