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Mary Shelley (1797–1851)

Autor de Frankenstein, o el moderno Prometeo

435+ Obras 59,374 Miembros 1,034 Reseñas 83 Preferidas
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in England on August 30, 1797. Her parents were two celebrated liberal thinkers, William Godwin, a social philosopher, and Mary Wollstonecraft, a women's rights advocate. Eleven days after Mary's birth, her mother died of puerperal fever. Four motherless years mostrar más later, Godwin married Mary Jane Clairmont, bringing her and her two children into the same household with Mary and her half-sister, Fanny. Mary's idolization of her father, his detached and rational treatment of their bond, and her step-mother's preference for her own children created a tense and awkward home. Mary's education and free-thinking were encouraged, so it should not surprise us today that at the age of sixteen she ran off with the brilliant, nineteen-year old and unhappily married Percy Bysshe Shelley. Shelley became her ideal, but their life together was a difficult one. Traumas plagued them: Shelley's wife and Mary's half-sister both committed suicide; Mary and Shelley wed shortly after he was widowed but social disapproval forced them from England; three of their children died in infancy or childhood; and while Shelley was an aristocrat and a genius, he was also moody and had little money. Mary conceived of her magnum opus, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, when she was only nineteen when Lord Byron suggested they tell ghost stories at a house party. The resulting book took over two years to write and can be seen as the brilliant creation of a powerful but tormented mind. The story of Frankenstein has endured nearly two centuries and countless variations because of its timeless exploration of the tension between our quest for knowledge and our thirst for good. Shelley drowned when Mary was only 24, leaving her with an infant and debts. She died from a brain tumor on February 1, 1851 at the age of 54. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Nota de desambiguación:

(ita) Please don't combine Shelley with Mary Shelley. Yes, some people will have entered books this way, but it more commonly refers to her husband the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, with whom "Shelley" should also not be combined.

(eng) Please don't combine Shelley with Mary Shelley. There is more than one author with that surname.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was the author of "Frankenstein". Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was the author of "A vindication of the rights of woman" and has a separate author page.


Obras de Mary Shelley

El último hombre (1826) 1,650 copias
Dracula / Frankenstein (1973) — Contribuidor — 468 copias
Mathilda (1819) 318 copias
Mary and Maria and Matilda (1992) 209 copias
Gris Grimly's Frankenstein (1700) 204 copias
The Annotated Frankenstein (1818) 127 copias
The Essential Frankenstein (1993) 122 copias
Classic Horror Stories (2003) 114 copias
The Mary Shelley Reader (1990) 95 copias
The Original Frankenstein (1818) 95 copias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Contribuidor — 69 copias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contribuidor — 56 copias
Proserpine and Midas (1922) 33 copias
The Pilgrims (2008) 21 copias
Manga Classics Frankenstein (2020) 17 copias
Falkner (1996) 16 copias
Frankenstein {video} (2005) 16 copias
The Monster Collection (2017) 15 copias
Cuentos góticos (2006) 15 copias
Tales of a Monster Hunter (1977) 15 copias
Frankenstein (Acting Edition) (1974) — Novel — 14 copias
Frankenstein [adapted - Saddleback Classics] (1999) — Original Author — 11 copias
Word Cloud Box Set: Brown (2015) 9 copias
The Heir of Mondolfo (2004) 7 copias
The Dream (1831) 7 copias
Kärleksprövningen (2017) 7 copias
Fantasmagoriana {Byron, et al.} (1998) — Contribuidor — 6 copias
La noche de los monstruos (2012) 5 copias
Frankenstein (abridged) (1976) 5 copias
Frankenstein [2015 Film] (2015) — Novel by — 5 copias
Frankenstein resuturado (2018) 5 copias
De grote horror omnibus (1983) 5 copias
MARY SHELLEY (2014) 4 copias
On Ghosts (2013) 4 copias
MARY SHELLEY'S JOURNAL. (1947) 3 copias
Frankenstein (1818) — Autor — 3 copias
The Last Man Volume I (2010) 3 copias
Victor Frankenstein (2001) 3 copias
The Last Man Volume III (2018) 3 copias
Amar y revivir (2020) 3 copias
The Classic Gothic Horror Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 3 copias
On Ghosts 2 copias
Béatrice Cenci (2000) 2 copias
Frankenstein II 2 copias
Frankenstein I 2 copias
FRANKENSTEIN -LB- NVO (2014) 2 copias
Frankenstein Illustrated (2021) 2 copias
Tales and stories (2018) 2 copias
Frankenstein & CD (2011) 2 copias
Frankenstein (2003) 2 copias
Frankenstein (2007) 2 copias
Karanlık Yazılar (2020) 2 copias
Harrap's Frankenstein (2016) 2 copias
Prosèrpina (2019) 2 copias
The Last Man Volume 2 (2016) 2 copias
El mortal inmortal (2012) 2 copias
Frankenstein 2 CDs (2006) 1 copia
(all) 1 copia
2008 1 copia
Pʻŭrangkʻensyutʻain (2002) 1 copia
The Parvenue 1 copia
Mathilda 1 copia
El elegido (2022) 1 copia
Racconti scelti (2002) 1 copia
The Mourner (1830) 1 copia
The False Rhyme (1830) 1 copia
Classic Radio Sci-Fi (2014) 1 copia
Frankenstein (abridged) (2004) 1 copia
First Flight 1 copia
Frankenstein (1998) 1 copia
FRANKENSTEIN Gradifco (2015) 1 copia
The last man. Vol 2 (2019) 1 copia

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Conocimiento común

Nombre legal
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
Otros nombres
Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft (birth name)
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Fecha de nacimiento
Fecha de fallecimiento
Lugar de sepultura
St. Peter's Churchyard, Bournemouth, Hampshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Verenigd Koninkrijk
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Lugar de nacimiento
Londen, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Lugar de fallecimiento
Londen, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Causa de fallecimiento
brain tumour
Lugares de residencia
Londen, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
at home
short story writer
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (echtgenoot)
Godwin, William (vader)
Wollstonecraft, Mary (moeder)
Premios y honores
SF Hall Of Fame (Posthumous Inductee, 2004)
Biografía breve
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in London, the daughter of two major English intellectuals and writers, Mary Wollstonecraft and her husband William Godwin. She fell in love with Percy Bysshe Shelley, a married man and father, and scandalized society by eloping with him in 1814. Two years later, they were married and in 1818, she published her most famous work, her first novel: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. She also wrote several other novels, including Valperga (1823) and The Last Man (1826), as well as numerous novellas, short stories, poems, plays, essays, and articles for periodicals of the day, travel books, and a biography of her husband. At the time of Shelley's death in 1822, she was regarded as a major novelist married to a minor poet, but she spent 30 years promoting his work to help him achieve lasting fame.



Mary Shelley's Frankenstein en Gothic Literature (octubre 2023)
Folio Archives 345: The Last Man by Mary Shelley 2012 en Folio Society Devotees (octubre 2023)
Folio Archives 310: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 2004 en Folio Society Devotees (Febrero 2023)
Frankenstein LE 2022 en Folio Society Devotees (diciembre 2022)
OT: Question about the 1823 edition of Frankenstein en Folio Society Devotees (septiembre 2022)
Frankenstein Bicentennial group read en 2018 Category Challenge (enero 2018)


De repente, vi la figura de un hombre en la distancia. Avanzaba hacia mi posición con velocidad sobrehumana. Daba brincos sobre las grietas del hielo, donde yo había caminado con sumo cuidado: su estatura, pude comprobarlo a medida que se acercaba, sobrepasaba la de los hombres, temblé; la vista se me nubló y me sentí desmayar, pero los vientos helados de la montaña lograron restaurarme. Me di cuenta, a medida que la figura se acercaba, de que se trataba del demonio que había creado. Vaya visión tremenda y aborrecida. Comencé a temblar de rabia y horror, pero tomé la decisión de esperar su acercamiento, para luego trenzarme con él en un combate mortal… (más)
Bibliotecasj | 705 reseñas más. | Nov 27, 2023 |
Escrita entre 1819 y 1820, esta obra, profundamente romántica, no fue publicada hasta 1959. Mathilda es una obra pasional e introspectiva que trata sobre el incesto y el suicidio, y que gira en torno a la identidad y a la subjetividad femeninas, atrapadas en el «círculo mágico» de la feminidad convencional y de la claustrofóbica unidad familiar.

Mary Shelley dota a esta novela de un marcado carácter autobiográfico. La heroína de Mathilda es el resultado del primer deseo mortal de su padre, y el libro se convierte en un mito fundacional aún más autobiográfico que Frankenstein. Sus páginas nos llevan a lo mejor del Romanticismo inglés: en ellas nos encontraremos con la Naturaleza, con relaciones apasionadas y con esa pulsión suicida tan propia de la época.… (más)
bibliotecayamaguchi | 12 reseñas más. | Sep 27, 2023 |
Víctor, un científico, se obsesiona por conseguir dar vida a un cuerpo muerto. Su éxito será su condena, la creación de un monstruo que, en respuesta a su rechazo por todos, se entrega por completo a saciar una sed de venganza hacia su creador. El lector se puede sentir identificado con el eterno Prometeo, ya que ¿Quién no se ha sentido alguna vez incomprendido o rechazado por otros?
mjromero | 705 reseñas más. | Mar 3, 2023 |
Recogido entre los hielos del Ártico, Victor Franksenstein cuenta su vida y su tragedia al capitán Walton: cómo descubrió el secreto para dar vida a la carne muerta y cómo creó el mostruo que después se rebeló contra él y al que ahora persigue.
Natt90 | 705 reseñas más. | Nov 16, 2022 |


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