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Mary Shelley

Novelist (30-Aug-1797 — 1-Feb-1851)


Meena Alexander. Women in Romanticism: Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Mary Shelley. Rowman & Littlefield. 1989. 215pp.

Betty T. Bennett. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: An Introduction. JHU Press. 1998. 177pp.

Eileen Bigland. Mary Shelley. Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1959. 275pp.

Jane Blumberg. Mary Shelley's Early Novels: "This Child of Imagination and Misery". University of Iowa Press. 1993. 257pp.

William D. Brewer. The Mental Anatomies of William Godwin and Mary Shelley. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2001. 246pp.

Helen M. Buss; David Lorne Macdonald, Anne Ruth McWhir (editors). Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley: Writing Lives. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 2001. 330pp.

Julie Ann Carlson. England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley. JHU Press. 2007. 328pp.

William St. Clair. The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1991. 572pp.

Syndy M. Conger; Frederick S. Frank; Gregory O'Dea (editors). Iconoclastic Departures: Mary Shelley After Frankenstein : Essays in Honor of the Bicentenary of Mary Shelley's Birth. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1997. 362pp.

George Dekker. The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley. Stanford University Press. 2005. 314pp.

Jane Dunn. Moon in Eclipse: A Life of Mary Shelley. St. Martin's Press. 1978. 374pp.

Audrey A. Fisch; Anne Kostelanetz Mellor; Esther H. Schor (editors). The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond Frankenstein. Oxford University Press. 1993. 300pp.

Steven Earl Forry. Hideous Progenies: Dramatizations of Frankenstein from Mary Shelley to the Present. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1990. 311pp.

Martin Garrett. Mary Shelley. Oxford University Press. 2002. 128pp.

Martin Garrett. A Mary Shelley Chronology. Palgrave Macmillan. 2002. 181pp.

Noel Bertram Gerson. Daughter of Earth and Water: A Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Morrow. 1972. 280pp.

Rosalie Glynn Grylls. Mary Shelley: A Biography. Oxford University Press. 1938. 345pp.

Janet Harris. The Woman Who Created Frankenstein: A Portrait of Mary Shelley. Harper & Row. 1979. 216pp.

Dorothy Hoobler; Thomas Hoobler. The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein. New York: Little, Brown. 2006.

George Levine; U. C. Knoepflmacher (editors). The Endurance of Frankenstein: Essays on Mary Shelley's Novel. University of California Press. 1982. 341pp.

William H. Lyles. Mary Shelley: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland. 1975. 297pp.

Florence Ashton Thomas Marshall. The Life & Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. R. Bentley & Son. 1889. (2 vols.)

Anne Kostelanetz Mellor. Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters. Methuen. 1988. 275pp.

Lucy Morrison; Staci L. Stone. A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press. 2003. 539pp.

Timothy Morton. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: A Sourcebook. Routledge. 2002. 200pp.

Bonnie Rayford Neumann. The Lonely Muse: A Critical Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, University of Salzburg. 1979. 283pp.

Elizabeth Nitchie. Mary Shelley: Author of "Frankenstein". Rutgers University Press. 1953. 255pp.

Mary Poovey. The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. University of Chicago Press. 1984. 287pp.

Katherine Richardson Powers. The Influence of William Godwin on the Novels of Mary Shelley. Ayer Publishing. 1980. 155pp.

Berthold Schoene-Harwood (editor). Mary Shelley: Frankenstein. Columbia University Press. 2000. 208pp.

Esther H. Schor (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 289pp.

Miranda Seymour. Mary Shelley. London: John Murray. 2000. 655pp.

Johanna M. Smith. Mary Shelley. Twayne. 1996. 197pp.

Muriel Spark. Child of Light: A Reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Tower Bridge Publications. 1951. 235pp.

Emily W. Sunstein. Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality. JHU Press. 1991. 512pp.

William R. Veeder. Mary Shelley & Frankenstein: The Fate of Androgyny. University of Chicago Press. 1986. 277pp.

William Walling. Mary Shelley. Twayne. 1972. 173pp.

John Williams. Mary Shelley: A Literary Life. Macmillan. 2000. 209pp.


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  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1339)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.218)

  9. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.340)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.939)

  11. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.426)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.451)

  13. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.974)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.472)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.48)

  16. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.411)

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