Authors > Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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The story of Victor Frankenstein and the monstrous creature he created has held readers spellbound, as it offers searching illumination of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the bounds of conscience, and of a monster brought to life in an alien world, ever more desperately attempting to escape the torture of his solitude.

Year: 1818     Genre: Gothic Horror

The Last Man

A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague, The Last Man is Mary Shelley's most important novel after Frankenstein. With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters.

Year: 1826     Genre: Gothic Horror

Aug 30, 1797 -- Feb 01, 1851

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