Mary Shelley (Hardcover)
The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator
Clarion Books, 9781328740052, 224pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
The story of Frankenstein’s creator is a strange, romantic, and tragic one, as deeply compelling as the novel itself. Mary ran away to Lake Geneva with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was just sixteen. It was there, during a cold and wet summer, that she first imagined her story about a mad scientist who brought a corpse back to life. Success soon followed for Mary, but also great tragedy and misfortune.
Catherine Reef brings this passionate woman, brilliant writer, and forgotten feminist into crisp focus, detailing a life that was remarkable both before and after the publication of her iconic masterpiece. Includes index.
About the Author
Catherine Reef is the author of more than 40 nonfiction books, including many highly acclaimed biographies for young people. She lives in College Park, Maryland. Visit her online at catherinereef.com.
Praise For Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator…
"A thorough, sensitive portrayal of one of literature's most remarkable authors."--Kirkus
"A pleasurably angst-infused read."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Shelley comes solidly to life as a woman who, like her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, bucked the conventions of her time to follow her own star."--School Library Journal