Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley was an English novelist, best known for her classic work 'Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus' published in 1818. She was born on August 30, 1797, and was the daughter of philosopher and political writer William Godwin and famed feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Shelley's writing was heavily influenced by the Romantic movement, and she was part of a circle of prominent intellectuals and writers of the time, including her husband, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her work often explored themes of creation, the role of the creator, and the limits of scientific pursuit. Mary Shelley passed away on February 1, 1851.


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  1. 1. Frankenstein

    This classic novel tells the story of a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The scientist, horrified by his creation, abandons it, leading the creature to seek revenge. The novel explores themes of ambition, responsibility, guilt, and the potential consequences of playing God.