Herein you will find 17 tales and short stories by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley author of the acclaimed “Frankenstein”.
It was during a summer spent with Lord Byron and friends near Geneva in 1816, that Mary conceived the idea for her novel Frankenstein. The Shelleys left Britain in 1818 for Italy and it was during this time that the collected tales and stories in this volume were penned. These are the stuff of Mary Shelley's richly Romantic stories. Set against varying backdrops of medieval chivalry, the wars and revolutions of her age, and grandiose scenes of nature, her tales mark a high point in the Gothic storytelling art. Long out of the public’s eye, these stories are once again made available in ebook format.
Tragically in 1822, her husband, the acclaimed poet, Percy Shelley, drowned when his sailing boat sank during a storm near Viareggio. Thereafter Mary Shelley returned to Britain to focus on bringing up her only living child, Percy Florence Shelley.
"Beyond question Shelley scholars and 19th-century specialists will value this usefully annotated and carefully produced edition; it may also be that anyone would enjoy the stories themselves...and the accompanying original engravings."--Diane Johnson, 'Washington Post.'
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