Frankenstein: The Classic 1818 Edition (Paperback)
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About the Author
About The Author English writer Mary Shelley (1797-1851) is best known for her horror novel Frankenstein. She was the daughter of a famous London writer and political philosopher and her mother died just after giving birth. In 1812, she met Percy Shelley, a married poet and one of her father's political followers, Two years later, they ran away to Europe and eventually married after Percy's first wife killed herself. In 1816, the couple spent a summer with Lord Byron, John William Polidori, and Claire Clairmont in Switzerland, where Mary famously conceived the idea for her novel Frankenstein. The book was published in 1818 when Mary was only 20 years old. She wrote many other books aside from Frankenstein, but none matched its success.