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Mary Shelley - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Mary Shelley

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein; nineteenth century British Literature / English Literature
Mary Shelley   (1797 - 1851)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  August 30, 1797
London, England
 
Died:  February 1, 1851
Bournemouth, England
 
Related authors:
Bram Stoker, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley
 
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Mary Shelley - LIFE STORIES
 
 
3/11/1818     Mary Shelley and the Frankenstein Theme
When Mary Shelley finally stepped forward to claim authorship of Frankenstein, many were so doubtful of such a wild tale springing as if fully-formed from a first-time, teenaged, female author that they attributed the book to her husband. In fact, the story of her first twenty years contains such a trail of miscreation, abandonment, and ghostly pursuit that it might have been more surprising had she written a book on any other theme.
6/19/1816     Frankenstein, Milton & the Computer
On this day in 1816 the Shelleys, Lord Byron and entourage gathered at the Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva to tell the ghost stories that would trigger Frankenstein. The byways of literature being what they are, this most legendary of storm-tossed evenings has connections backwards to John Milton and forward to the language of computer programming.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Frankenstein   (The Modern Prometheus)
fiction
 
Mary Shelley: Collected Tales and Stories
by Charles E. Robinson (Editor), Mary Shelley
anthology, fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Mary Shelley
by Miranda Seymour
biography
 
Mary Shelley
by Muriel Spark
biography
 
Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters
by Anne K. Mellor
biography
 
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Essays on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Features a selection of articles, including biographies and literary analysis. A useful resource for students and teachers.

"Through the study of Mary Shelley's journals and her biography, one becomes aware of how important study and research were to her. Her biography tells how the influence of her literary parents and husband provided her with a unique educational experience and how she was encouraged to conduct research. Her journals provide a detailed list of all the works that she studied and assist in relating what she studied to the creation of her timeless classic and all of the knowledge, especially of human origins, that is contained in the novel. Most importantly, the combination of the journal and her biography help answer how such a young woman with such a troubled life created such an enduring piece of literature. She had a great love of research and knowledge and used her studies in her creative output."
Mary Shelley's The Last Man
This comprehensive resource features the complete electronic text, a small selection of excerpts of Shelley's letters, and essays offering literary criticism and analysis. One of many resources on the Romantic Circles website, which features works and articles about Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and others.
My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Features concise biographies of Shelley and others who played an important role in her life and bibliography. The main attraction is a large collection of Frankenstein resources, including a work synopsis, a description of the novel's main characters, the complete electronic text, an explanation of the novel's subtitle The Modern Prometheus, descriptions of literary works referred to in the text of Frankenstein, and information about several film adaptations. A useful resource for students and teachers.
The Literary Gothic: Mary Shelley Resources
A large collection of links to electronic texts, essays, and reviews on the web.
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