Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Author Picture

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Author

The childhood of Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851), sounds rather like a dark fairy-tale. Her mother died giving birth to her and she was brought up by a remote father and a step-mother who hated her. Her step-sister was a depressive and later committed suicide and Mary had little in common with her step-brother or her half-brother. As a young girl, she escaped into books and would often read by the side of her mother’s tomb.

It was Byron who suggested in 1817, that they each write a horror story. The result in Mary’s case, was Frankenstein. As well as being creepier than most other books in the genre, Frankenstein has a far better story-line and is in the end, both moving and tragic. Amazingly, a young girl of twenty gave us the book whose name has become synonymous with horror.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The Last Man
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle.This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates the story, a tale...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/08/2008
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