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Mary Shelley Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Frankenstein (1818)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Man (1826)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck (1830)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lodore / The Beautiful Widow (1835)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falkner (1837)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Proserpine and Midas (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maurice, or The Fisher's Cot (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Mortal Immortal (1831)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mourner and Other Stories (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Transformation (1831)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invisible Girl, and The Dream (1831)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pilgrims (1837)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heir of Mondolfo (1877)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Stepping Stone Book (TM) Books

Gulliver's Travels (By:Jonathan Swift) (1726)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (By:Victor Hugo) (1831)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Les Misérables (By:Victor Hugo) (1862)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Elevator Duck (By:) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankenstein (With: ) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (By:) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (By:Robert Louis Stevenson,Kate McMullan) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights of the Round Table (By:Norman Green) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver (By:,Gloria Whelan) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Minstrel in the Tower (By:) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pioneer Cat (By:) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens for Breakfast (By:,Stephanie Spinner) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits (By:) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Island (By:Lisa Norby) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah (By:Gloria Whelan) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens for Lunch (By:,Stephanie Spinner) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens For Dinner (By:,Stephanie Spinner) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Musketeers (By:) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooter Pepperday (By:Jerry Spinelli) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (By:) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smasher (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Ribbon Blues (By:Jerry Spinelli) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man in the Iron Mask (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Horse (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince and the Pauper (By:Jane E. Gerver) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fossil Fever (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape South (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake Camp (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Horses (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (By:Patricia McKissack) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Horn for Louis (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Painted House (By:,Marion Dane Bauer) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Picture for Marc (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle Book (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mermaids (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spotlight for Harry (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honey Cake (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anna Maria's Gift (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Little Princess (By:Marion Dane Bauer,Elizabeth Sayles) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story (By:Marion Dane Bauer,Elizabeth Sayles) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last of the Mohicans (By:James Fenimore Cooper,Les Martin) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stampede of the Supermarket Slugs (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion of the Junkyard Hog (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Be Brave (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
GoldieBlox Chapter Book #1 (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Best! Pet! Ever! (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Best Friend Fail! (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Haunted Hacks!) (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gentlewomen of Evil: An Anthology of Rare Supernatural Stories from the Pens of Victorian Ladies(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witches' Brew(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreaming Sex(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classic Horror Anthology, Volume One(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Infinite: Tales from the Outer Reaches(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birthing Monsters: Frankenstein's Cabinet of Curiosities and Cruelties(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Shelley Horror Stories(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Mary Shelley is one of the most famous writers of our and her time. Although she has written many novels, biographies and poems, we all know the name of the book that made her famous and respected among others. Even though it seemed like that at some point she had everything she wanted, this biography shows that her life was mostly tragical.

Mary Shelley was actually born as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin on August 30th ,1797 in London. She was the a daughter of both Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and she was their only daughter. Although the labour was not so complicated and difficult, sadly few days after the birth her mother got sick from placental infection which led to her death only eleven days after the birth of Mary Shelley.

Her mother Mary Wollstonecraft had another daughter with her lover Gilbert Imlay and they had a daughter called Fanny Godwin, who grew up with her younger sister Mary. Few years later in 1801, Mary’s father remarried to his neighbor May Jane Clairmont and then things have become more complicated because Mary Jane brought her two children Claire and Charles Clairmont into their house.

Two years later in 1803 another baby was born. His name was William Godwin Jr. and he was a fifth sibling in this family. Mary’s upbringing and childhood weren’t so typical, especially back then. Her father was widely known in London and she had a chance to meet different kinds of people, ranging from philosopher and poet Samuel Coleridge Taylor whom she heard recite the poem “The rime of ancient mariner” in the living room of her father of the scientists like the Humphry Davy and her father’s best friend William Nicholson and many others.

These people have left and trace in Mary’s life and also made a huge impact on her and her writing of one of the most popular books in the world called “Frankenstein”. Mary was really young when she had her first writing and publishing experience, because at the tender age of ten years old her witty and interesting poet called “Mounseer Nongtongpaw| “ or “The Discoveries of the John Bullon a trip going to Paris “ was printed by the Juvenile Library. By 1812, this poem had its fourth edition. It is interesting to mention that Juvenile Library was their main source of income back then, and that publishing firm was focused mostly on younger readers.

Back in 1812, Mary’s father sent her to visit Baxter family living in Dundee, a town in Scotland. He did that because he wanted to separate her from her step-mother whom she didn’t like at all. Luckily that trip was obviously a very wise decision and choice since Mary also gained a lot of experience during that visit.

There she stayed from June until November of 1812. The she came back in June 1813, and stayed there until March of 1814. She has developed a very strong and deep connection to Baxter’s daughter called Isabel and the two have soon become best friends.

Soon after she returned to her home Mary has become really close with her father’s admirer Bysshe Shelley whom she had met in the his wife Harriet’s firm in 1812. Percy has obviously put a spell on young Mary and the young couple soon fell in love with each other. In July the young couple, along with her step-sister Claire escaped to the continent.

Both of them had some things in common and one of them was definitely books. That’s why it was expected from them to write a travel book made out of the journal they’ve made while they were traveling. In 1817, Mary wrote and published a travel book called “History of the six weeks tour” while she was preparing her first novel for the press. Two months later, back in September 1814, the young couple came home unfortunately penniless and young Mary was sadly forced run away from lenders.

On the other hand her father was very hurt and offended and he didn’t even want to see her lover which, even worsen the situation because Mary was not even married and she was pregnant at the tender age of only seventeen. To make things even more difficult and complicated her friend called Isabel Baxter there after was forced to stop any communication with Mary by her family. After some next two years Mary was finally financially stable and she even had a small circle of friend. She was pregnant again, sadly her first child died after only three weeks but in January 1816, she gave birth to her son whom she gave her father’s name.

These years she spent near Windsor and it seemed like she was really happy in that period of time where she sets her first chapters of her next novel called “The Last Man” published in 1826. Even though her marriage seemed good and stable on the outside things aren’t always what they seem. Their marriage was full of scandals related to heartache and adultery including the death of one more child. And then in 1822, her husband died in a tragic way, he drowned.
Mary didn’t want to let him go, she wanted to preserve his place in history so she kept promoting his poetry and in that way she managed to keep him alive. The most famous novel of Mary Shelley was definitely “Frankenstein” even though some people thought that her husband wrote that novel, not her. She had many other popular novels such as “Valperga”, “The fortunes of Perkin Warbeck” published in 1830 and “Lodore” published in 1835 and “Falkner” published in 1837.
Even though these novels were praised and accepted among people, they were never as popular as Frankenstein. Mary didn’t write just novels, she has written prose, short stories, travel writings, biographies. It really seemed like Mary was really passionate about writing.

On February 1851, at only 53 years, Mary Shelley died of brain cancer, in London. She was buried in Bournemouth at St. Peter’s Church, and she was laid to rest right next to her mother and father and with the remains of her husband’s heart.

After approximately one century after her passing, one of her novels called “Mathilde” was finally released, but like we mentioned already her biggest success was definitely Frankenstein because that was the book that placed her among the legends.

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