Mary Shelley is best known as the author of the classic horror novel, “Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus” (1818). She was a pioneering figure in English Romantic literature and continues to be celebrated for her contributions to the genre. Here’s a look at some of her notable works, awards, and upcoming projects.
- “Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus” (1818) – Her most famous work, a novel about a scientist who creates a sentient being from dead body parts.
- “The Last Man” (1826) – A post-apocalyptic novel that imagines the end of the world.
- “Mathilda” (1819) – A novel about an incestuous relationship between a father and daughter.
- “Rambles in Germany and Italy” (1844) – A travelogue documenting her travels through Europe.
- “The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck” (1830) – A historical novel about a pretender to the throne of England during the late 15th century.
- The Distinguished Guest Award from the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (1984)
- The Pioneer Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association (1987)
- The Nebula Award for Best Novelette (2018) for “The Last Man”
- A new edition of “Frankenstein” with additional annotations and essays by contemporary writers and scholars.
- An upcoming film adaptation of “The Last Man” by director Guillermo Del Toro.
Mary Shelley’s lasting impact on the literary world is a testament to her talent and imagination. Her works continue to captivate and inspire new generations of readers and writers, and her legacy lives on through her timeless tales.