One of the most famous gothic horror novels ever written, Frankenstein by British author Mary Shelley (1797–1851), holds a place in popular culture more than two centuries after its first publication in 1818. A morality tale about the perils of playing God, Frankenstein captured the attention of readers around the world, inspired countless films, plays, and other works, and introduced one of the most iconic characters in literary history.
After being married for a short to British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) until his death in 1822, Mary Shelley enjoyed a successful career as a writer that began with the novel that would become her greatest work. In June 1816, while she and her husband were visiting poet Lord Byron...Read more
- January 01, 1818
- Clerval, Henry (Fictional character)