Mary Shelley Began Writing Frankenstein When She Was Only Eighteen At Once A Gothic Thriller, A Passionate Romance, And A Cautionary Tale About The Dangers Of Science, Frankenstein Tells The Story Of Committed Science Student Victor Frankenstein Obsessed With Discovering The Cause Of Generation And Life And Bestowing Animation Upon Lifeless Matter, Frankenstein Assembles A Human Being From Stolen Body Parts But Upon Bringing It To Life, He Recoils In Horror At The Creature S Hideousness Tormented By Isolation And Loneliness, The Once Innocent Creature Turns To Evil And Unleashes A Campaign Of Murderous Revenge Against His Creator, Frankenstein Frankenstein, An Instant Bestseller And An Important Ancestor Of Both The Horror And Science Fiction Genres, Not Only Tells A Terrifying Story, But Also Raises Profound, Disturbing Questions About The Very Nature Of Life And The Place Of Humankind Within The Cosmos What Does It Mean To Be Human What Responsibilities Do We Have To Each Other How Far Can We Go In Tampering With Nature In Our Age, Filled With News Of Organ Donation Genetic Engineering, And Bio Terrorism, These Questions Are Relevant Than Ever.
Mary Shelley n e Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Shelley n e Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer in her own lifetime, though reviewers often missed the political edge to her novels After her death, however, she was chiefly remembered only as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein It was not until 1989, when Emily Sunstein published her prizewinning biography Mary Shelley Romance and Reality, that a full length scholarly biography analyzing all of Shelley s letters, journals, and works within their historical context was published.The well meaning attempts of Mary Shelley s son and daughter in law to Victorianise her memory through the censoring of letters and biographical material contributed to a perception of Mary Shelley as aconventional, less reformist figure than her works suggest Her own timid omissions from Percy Shelley s works and her quiet avoidance of public controversy in the later years of her life added to this impression The eclipse of Mary Shelley s reputation as a novelist and biographer meant that, until the last thirty years, most of her works remained out of print, obstructing a larger view of her achievement She was seen as a one novel author, if that In recent decades, however, the republication of almost all her writings has stimulated a new recognition of its value Her voracious reading habits and intensive study, revealed in her journals and letters and reflected in her works, is now better appreciated Shelley s recognition of herself as an author has also been recognized after Percy s death, she wrote about her authorial ambitions I think that I can maintain myself, and there is something inspiriting in the idea Scholars now consider Mary Shelley to be a major Romantic figure, significant for her literary achievement and her political voice as a woman and a liberal
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