Born in London, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was a pioneer in science fiction even before the consolidation of the literary genre with that name. His best known work is Frankenstein, published in 1818 and adapted countless times for theater, cinema and television.
The book tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young student of natural sciences who, working with dead tissues, discovers the formula for creating a conscious being. This discovery gives rise to the Creature. Victor rejects the being he created and receives in return the Creature's hatred - which starts to terrify all his family members. Frankenstein is Mary's masterpiece, but not the only title in her career. She wrote other novels, memoirs and also contributed short stories and essays for publications such as Keepsake and Westminster Review.
Publisher: Letters Company