'makes the original 1818 text easily available, and there are good reasons for welcoming it ... Butler's introduction is a rich essay in historical contextualisation, emphasising the Shelleys' early links with materialist physiology and showing how the 1831 edition reflected the broad intellectual changes of the intervening years.' The English Association
'this edition is worth a browse' Daily Telegraph
'The excellent introduction discusses the circumstances of its writing in the wider context of social and scientific controversy.' Good Book Guide, January 1995
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About the Author
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was born to well-known parents: author and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and philosopher William Godwin.Unfortunately, Wollstonecraft died as the result of Mary's birth. Mary was raised by her father and a much resented stepmother. When Mary was sixteen, she met the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a devotee of her father's teachings. In 1816, the two of them travelled to Geneva to stay with Lord Byron. One evening, while they shared ghost stories, Lord Byron proposed that they each write a ghost story of their own. Frankenstein
was Shelley’s contribution.
Other works include Mathilda, The Last Man,
and The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley died in 1851 at the age of fifty-three.