Introduction to Frankenstein (Original 1818 Text), by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
See also Mary's letter to Maria Gisborne, 17 August 1818, in The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
in 1818, this classic novel focuses on character Victor Frankenstein and his curiosity about the human form and the controversial prospect of creating life.
The Regency-built hillside residence with dramatic coastline views was known to be rented by renowned Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley - husband to Frankenstein creator Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
- from 1812-13, and rumour has it that he was shot at by a stranger, through a window, in a dramatic revenge attack.
Mary Shelley, The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
, 3 vols.
August 30, events from history | 1797: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
, second wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and author, in 1818, of Frankenstein, was born in London.
Betty Bennett, "Finding Mary Shelley in Her Letters," Critical Essays on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
When Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
wrote her masterpiece Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, published in 1818, she could not have had any idea of the many stage adaptations.