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Isbn: 978-87-2854-342-9
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Novels Crime & Mystery Fantasy & Sci-Fi Romance
Accessible since: April 2024


Selected Mary Shelley

Deep dive into internationally renowned Romantic novelist and author of ‘Frankenstein’, Mary Shelley’s collection.

Beyond the Gothic novel and sci-fi tale of Victor Frankenstein, the gifted scientist who succeeds in giving life to a being of his own creation, this selection features her breath-taking works ‘Falkner’, ‘Mathilda’, ‘Valperga’, and ‘The Last Man’.

Dealing with themes such as suicide in the face of romantic love, incest, death, and a dystopian plague pandemic, Shelley’s stories urge readers to question and explore some of literature’s - and life’s - most timeless and trying themes.

Transcending genres whilst providing an early expert example of the novel as we know it today, the 'Selected Mary Shelley' is a must-read for dark academia fans of ‘Northanger Abbey’, ‘Kill Your Darlings’, and Disney+’s ‘Tolkien’.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was an English novelist, celebrated for her early example of science fiction in her widely read Gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’. Adapted into countless films and stage plays, such as the 1931 ‘Frankenstein’ film starring Boris Karloff, Shelley is credited with spawning a complete genre of horror across arts and culture. Her other works include ‘Falkner’, ‘Mathilda’, ‘Valperga’ and ‘The Last Man’.

Shelly also edited and promoted the literary works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher, Percy Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist activist Mary Wollstonecraft. She remains today an internationally renowned novelist and a constant presence in pop culture with ‘Frankenstein’ today.

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