Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was an English author of gothic fiction and horror novels. In addition to being a novelist, she was also a short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor for her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary was the daughter of William Godwin, a political philosopher, and writer/philosopher/feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. She is best known for her novel Frankenstein, but her success was by no means limited to it, as demonstrated in Emily Sunstein’s biography, Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality.

Mary Shelley’s first novel was entitled Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus, originally released in 1818 in three volumes. Much of her work has been published and re-published posthumously. Below is a list of Mary Shelley’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Frankenstein(1818) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Man(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Proserpine and Midas(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maurice(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Mortal Immortal(1890) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Mary Shelley Synopsis: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to parts of the deceased, and in mixing and matching body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own demise and that of everything he loves when the monster is rejected by the populous. The novel includes themes of love, friendship, arrogance, and fear. It presents the epic battle between man and monster, showing that man is not always capable of controlling his creation.

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