Outcasts

Author: Sarah Stegall
Editor: Wings Press
ISBN: 160940517X
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On a dark and stormy night in 1816, a teenage girl sat down and invented science fiction. Mary Shelley was no more than 18 years old when she wrote Frankenstein. From the moment of its publication 200 years ago, readers have been wondering, as Mary put it, "How I, then a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea?" Outcasts takes readers behind the scenes, to reveal the surprisingly contemporary thoughts and feelings of Mary, an unmarried mother and the lover of radical poet Percy Shelley, their friend Lord Byron, and the other guests at the "most famous literary party in history". What led the daughter of two of the most radical philosophers in England to turn her hand to horror?

Through The Tempests Dark And Wild

Author: Sharon Darrow
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763608354
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Relates how Mary Shelley spent time as a teenager living with family friends in Scotland, and how this period of her life may have influenced her writing of "Frankenstein."

Romantic Outlaws

Author: Charlotte Gordon
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812980476
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"Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and her daughter Mary Shelley (1797-1851) have each been the subject of numerous biographies by top tier writers, yet no author has ever examined their lives in tandem. Perhaps this is because these two amazing women never knew each other--Wollstonecraft died of infection at the age of 38, a week after giving birth to her daughter. Nevertheless their lives were closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies so eerily similar, it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became famous writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible authors; both were single mothers and had children out of wedlock (a shocking and self-destructive act in their day); both broke out of the rigid conventions of their era and lived in exile; and both played important roles in the Romantic era during which they lived. The lives of both Marys were nothing less than extraordinary, providing fabulous material for Charlotte Gordon, a gifted story teller. She seamlessly weaves their lives together in back and forth narratives, taking readers on a vivid journey across Revolutionary France and Victorian England, from the Italian seaports to the highlands of Scotland, in a book that reads like a richly textured historical novel"--

Gris Grimly S Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062239228
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"Grimly enlivens the prose while retaining its power to both frighten and engage sympathy for the monster-creator Victor Frankenstein. This is a richly morose nightmare of a book, a primer for young readers on the pleasures and dangers of decadent languidness."—New York Times Book Review Gris Grimly's Frankenstein is a twisted, fresh, and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly. The first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text, this handsome volume is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well. New York Times bestselling illustrator Gris Grimly has long considered Frankenstein to be one of his chief inspirations. From the bones and flesh of the original, he has cut and stitched Mary Shelley's text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking.

Mary S Monster

Author: Lita Judge
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1250304482
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“Both timely and terrifying.” —Gregory Macguire, New York Times–bestselling author of Wicked Pairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary’s Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time. Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning Frankenstein in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. What most people don't know, however, is that the seeds of her novel had been planted long before that night. By age nineteen, she had been disowned by her family, was living in scandal with a married man, and had lost her baby daughter just days after her birth. Mary poured her grief, pain, and passion into the powerful book still revered two hundred years later, and in Mary's Monster, author/illustrator Lita Judge has poured her own passion into a gorgeous book that pays tribute to the life of this incredible author. This title has Common Core connections.

A Monster S Notes

Author: Laurie Sheck
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0375711821
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Reimagines the monster of Frankenstein not as a fictional character but an immortal whom Mary Shelley had met in her youth and became obsessed with throughout their correspondence. Reprint.

In Search Of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

Author: Fiona Sampson
Editor: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681778211
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Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein in 1818, a prize-winning poet delivers a major new biography of Mary Shelley—as she has never been seen before. We know the facts of Mary Shelley’s life in some detail—the death of her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father, William Godwin, in a house full of radical thinkers, poets, philosophers, and writers; her elopement, at the age of seventeen, with Percy Shelley; the years of peripatetic travel across Europe that followed. But there has been no literary biography written this century, and previous books have ignored the real person—what she actually thought and felt and why she did what she did—despite the fact that Mary and her group of second-generation Romantics were extremely interested in the psychological aspect of life. In this probing narrative, Fiona Sampson pursues Mary Shelley through her turbulent life, much as Victor Frankenstein tracked his monster across the arctic wastes. Sampson has written a book that finally answers the question of how it was that a nineteen-year-old came to write a novel so dark, mysterious, anguished, and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later. No previous biographer has ever truly considered this question, let alone answered it.

The Monsters

Author: Dorothy Hoobler
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316075728
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One murky night in 1816, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lord Byron, famed English poet, challenged his friends to a contest--to write a ghost story. The assembled group included the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; his lover (and future wife) Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; Mary's stepsister Claire Claremont; and Byron's physician, John William Polidori. The famous result was Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a work that has retained its hold on the popular imagination for almost two centuries. Less well-known was the curious Polidori's contribution: the first vampire novel. And the evening begat a curse, too: Within a few years of Frankenstein's publication, nearly all of those involved met untimely deaths. Drawing upon letters, rarely tapped archives, and their own magisterial rereading of Frankenstein itself, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have crafted a rip-roaring tale of obsession and creation.

Hideous Love

Author: Stephanie Hemphill
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006220923X
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From Stephanie Hemphill, author of the Printz Honor winner Your Own, Sylvia and the acclaimed novel Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, comes the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, most famous for the classic Frankenstein. An all-consuming love affair with famed poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a family torn apart by scandal, a young author on the brink of greatness: Hideous Love is the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature, a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr. Frankenstein. This luminous verse novel reveals how Mary Shelley became one of the most celebrated authors in history.

Mary Shelley The Ultimate Collection All 7 Novels Including Frankenstein Short Stories Bonus Audiobook Links More

Author: Mary Shelley
Editor: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456622048
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"There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand..." Mary Shelley: literary queen of the Romantic era, deeply influenced by the Gothic tradition, and arguably the matriarch of the Science Fiction genre. Her works, though composed in the 1800s, contain elements straight out of today's headlines: the tension between what science can do vs. what it should do, cryonics, contagion, apocalypse and other dark futuristic themes. Shelley introduced the world to the first "mad scientist" character in her most popular work, Frankenstein, inspiring generations of horror stories, films, and comic books. This collection includes: Novels Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus Mathilda The Last Man Valperga Lodore Falkner The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck Children's Literature Proserpine & Midas Short Stories The Dream The Mortal Immortal The Evil Eye The Invisible Girl The Heir of Mondolfo Transformation Non-Fiction Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Biography Mrs. Shelley by Lucy Madox Rosetti Audiobook Links: Links to download free, full-length audiobooks for some of Mary Shelley's works can be found at the end of the book. About this Digital Papyrus edition "Experience the Digital Papyrus Difference!" We are devoted book lovers and formatting fanatics. Our team has experience producing thousands of ebooks since 2011 for discerning authors and readers alike. We know what readers expect from their ebook purchases. We avoid distracting formatting inconsistencies and annoying glitches too often found in ebooks. We adhere to the highest standards in producing our ebooks—regardless of the sale price. (Low or value pricing should never be an excuse for second-rate work!) We want readers of our ebooks to get lost in the story just as easily as readers of print books. Our promise is a pleasant reading experience. 10% of all Digital Papyrus profits are donated to charity every month.