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Select Works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (6 vols.)
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Select Works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (6 vols.)

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Henry Colburn, The Cornhill Publishing Company, Richard Bentley & Son 1826–1923

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Overview

Acquaint yourself with the creator of Dr. Frankenstein and his famous monster.

With the Select Works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, unearth the brilliance of Shelley’s fiction—explore her masterpiece, Frankenstein, and the apocalyptic The Last Man. You can also get inside her progressive thought and theory with a two-volume biography, which includes selections of her correspondence.

Despite her talent, Mary Shelley was long overshadowed by the string of writers and intellectuals connected to her. She was the daughter of feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft and political philosopher William Godwin, the wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and a close friend of Lord Byron. Enmeshed in such legacies, recognition of her achievements was largely limited to her efforts to publish her husband’s work. However since the 1970s, scholars have paid increasing attention to her own work. Her writing stands on its own—insightful, experimental, and poignant as it deals in themes of philosophical inquiry, the limitations of our humanity, and the order of the universe. Mary Shelley is essential reading for any student of literature, philosophy, or history.

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Key Features

  • Features the literary classic, Frankenstein
  • Includes Shelley’s lesser-known apocalyptic novel, The Last Man
  • Offers a two-volume biography and selections of her correspondence
  • Provides a framework for exploring the genius of Mary Shelley

Individual Titles

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

  • Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Publisher: The Cornhill Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1923
  • Pages: 332

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Frankenstein acts as a link between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as Mary Shelley mingles devices of the Gothic novel—à la Ann Radcliffe and The Mysteries of Udolpho—with elements of Romanticism and Realism. The result is a compelling story that explores our ethical beliefs about life, and how we manipulate and define it. Shelley’s novel develops from the letters of ship captain Robert Walton, who—trapped by impassable ice on his journey to the North Pole—discovers Dr. Victor Frankenstein traveling by dog sled, weakened, cold, and running from the monster he created. The novel unfolds as Walton writes to his sister in England, relating the fantastical tale.

The Last Man, vol. 1

  • Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Publisher: Henry Colburn
  • Publication Date: 1826
  • Pages: 388

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This prototype apocalyptic science-fiction novel is centered on the lone survivor of a twenty-first-century Earth, ravaged by plague. Written in first person, the last man shares his experiences coping with a civilization that is crumbling around him. Virtually unknown until a scholarly revival in the 1960s, Shelley’s work has been characterized as a rejection of Romanticism. It explores themes of isolation and failed ideals. The novel is also notable for semi-autobiographical portraits of central figures in the Romantic Movement such as Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. This volume contains the first portion of the novel.

The Last Man, vol. 2

  • Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Publisher: Henry Colburn
  • Publication Date: 1826
  • Pages: 328

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This prototype apocalyptic science-fiction novel is centered on the lone survivor of a twenty-first-century Earth, ravaged by plague. Written in first person, the last man shares his experiences coping with a civilization that is crumbling around him. Virtually unknown until a scholarly revival in the 1960s, Shelley’s work has been characterized as a rejection of Romanticism. It explores themes of isolation and failed ideals. The novel is also notable for semi-autobiographical portraits of central figures in the Romantic Movement such as Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. This volume contains the second portion of the novel.

The Last Man, vol. 3

  • Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Publisher: Henry Colburn
  • Publication Date: 1826
  • Pages: 352

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This prototype apocalyptic science-fiction novel is centered on the lone survivor of a twenty-first-century Earth, ravaged by plague. Written in first person, the last man shares his experiences coping with a civilization that is crumbling around him. Virtually unknown until a scholarly revival in the 1960s, Shelley’s work has been characterized as a rejection of Romanticism. It explores themes of isolation and failed ideals. The novel is also notable for semi-autobiographical portraits of central figures in the Romantic Movement such as Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. This volume concludes the novel.

The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, vol. 1

  • Author: Florence Ashton Marshall
  • Publisher: Richard Bentley & Son
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 369

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Florence Ashton Marshall—under request of Mary and Percy Shelley—presents a biographical portrait of Mary Shelley. Marshall compiles her two-volume text using the journals and letters entrusted to her by the famous couple. She works chronologically through Mary Shelley’s life, weaving biographical narrative with corresponding letters. The detailed, comprehensive, and personal nature of the text make it a great place to dive into Shelley’s thought and explore the formative experiences of her life. This volume contains the first portion of Marshall’s book—it covers Shelley’s life from birth in 1797 to July of 1822.

Florence Ashton Marshall (1843–1922) was a British writer, composer, and conductor. She was born in Rome, the daughter of Vicar Canon Thomas of All Hallows Barking by the Tower. She studied music in London, at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1864, she married Julian Marshall—a writer and music collector. She was elected an associate of the Philharmonic Society, conducted the South Hampstead Orchestra, and was a founding member of the Musical Association. She wrote both musical and literary works, including the operettas The Masked Shepherd and Prince Sprite, as well as biographies of Handel and of Mary Shelley.

The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, vol. 2

  • Author: Florence Ashton Marshall
  • Publisher: Richard Bentley & Son
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 325

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Marshall concludes her biographical portrait of Mary Shelley in this volume. She compiles the narrative of Shelley’s life, weaving in pieces of correspondence, beginning in July of 1822. The text works through February of 1851, the year of Shelley’s death.

Florence Ashton Marshall (1843–1922) was a British writer, composer, and conductor. She was born in Rome, the daughter of Vicar Canon Thomas of All Hallows Barking by the Tower. She studied music in London, at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1864, she married Julian Marshall—a writer and music collector. She was elected an associate of the Philharmonic Society, conducted the South Hampstead Orchestra, and was a founding member of the Musical Association. She wrote both musical and literary works, including the operettas The Masked Shepherd and Prince Sprite, as well as biographies of Handel and of Mary Shelley.

Product Details

  • Title: Select Works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Authors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Florence Ashton Marshall
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 2,094

About Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was a British writer of novels, essays, short-stories, biography, and drama. She is best known for her masterpiece, the novel Frankenstein, and for editing and promoting the works of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley.