Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was an English author. She was also the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose works she edited. A political radical, Frankenstein is her most famous work.
The first novel of the scientific revolution and, incidentally, the first novel of science fiction. - Brian Aldiss</p> Frankenstein appeals to something very primal, but it s also about profound things, the very nature of life and death and birth. - Kenneth Branagh</p> How many fictional characters have made the great leap from literature to mythology; how many creatures of sheer language have stepped from the rhythms of their author s idiosyncratic voices into what might be called a collective cultural consciousness? - Joyce Carol Oates</p> The greatest novel of the Romantic movement. - Michael Dirda</p>