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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 Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Books

Best New Horror (By:Robert R. McCammon,Richard Laymon,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Robert Westall,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Brian Lumley,,Karl Edward Wagner,,,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,Cherry Wilder) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 2 (By:,Harlan Ellison,Elizabeth Hand,Peter Straub,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Steve Tem,Jonathan Carroll,Ray Garton,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,,,Cherry Wilder,,K.W. Jeter) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 3 (By:,,Edward Bryant,Alan Brennert,Elizabeth Hand,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,Kim Newman,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,Douglas Clegg,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,,Stephen Jones,,Grant Morrison,Thomas Ligotti,,,,K.W. Jeter) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Best New Horror (By:Robert R. McCammon,,Harlan Ellison,Richard Laymon,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Alan Brennert,Elizabeth Hand,Robert Westall,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,,S.P. Somtow,Jonathan Carroll,Douglas Clegg,,Brian Lumley,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,Stephen Jones,,Grant Morrison,Thomas Ligotti,,,,,Cherry Wilder,K.W. Jeter) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 4 (By:Lisa Tuttle,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Douglas E. Winter,,Christopher Fowler,John Brunner,Karl Edward Wagner,,Graham Joyce,Poppy Brite,,M. John Harrison,Clive Barker,Kate Wilhelm,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5 (By:Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 6 (By:Robert Bloch,Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Harlan Ellison,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Esther M. Friesner,Douglas E. Winter,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,M. John Harrison,Stephen Jones,,,,,Paul J. McAuley) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7 (By:Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Alan Brennert,Lisa Tuttle,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Douglas E. Winter,,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Manly Wade Wellman,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,Cherry Wilder,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8 (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Steve Tem,Douglas Clegg,Storm Constantine,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,Mark Chadbourn,,Cherry Wilder) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9 (By:,Brian Hodge,Pat Cadigan,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Yvonne Navarro,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Simon Clark,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,Andy Duncan,,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (By:Harlan Ellison,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Steve Tem,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11 (By:,Neil Gaiman,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Michael Marshall Smith,,Tim Lebbon,F. Paul Wilson,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,James Herbert,,Paul J. McAuley) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12 (By:,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Mark Morris,Graham Joyce,,Tim Lebbon,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Paul J. McAuley) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (By:Richard A. Lupoff,Elizabeth Hand,Tanith Lee,,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kelly Link,Christopher Fowler,,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,Poppy Brite,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,,Paul J. McAuley,,,Muriel Gray) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (By:Joe Hill,,Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Graham Joyce,China Miéville,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 (By:Joyce Carol Oates,,John Farris,Neil Gaiman,,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,,Michael Marshall Smith,Simon Clark,Tim Lebbon,Stephen Jones,,Dale Bailey,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,C.C. Finlay,Paul J. McAuley) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16 (By:Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Tim Lebbon,Christa Faust,Stephen Jones,Brian Keene,Dale Bailey,,,,Tina Rath) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 17 (By:Joe Hill,Brian Hodge,David Morrell,Liz Williams,,Ramsey Campbell,,Brian Lumley,,China Miéville,,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Tim Pratt,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,,,Adam Nevill) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18 (By:,Richard Christian Matheson,,Al Sarrantonio,David Morrell,Elizabeth Hand,,Michael Bishop,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Mark Morris,Geoff Ryman,Stephen Jones,,,Mark Chadbourn,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best New Horror (By:Stephen King,Joe Hill,Harlan Ellison,Lisa Tuttle,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Tim Lebbon,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Paul J. McAuley,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19 (By:Joe Hill,Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tom Piccirilli,Stephen Jones,,Tim Pratt,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Gary McMahon,,,,,Steven Erikson,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 20 (By:Stephen King,Peter Crowther,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Michael Bishop,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Tim Lebbon,Paul Finch,Stephen Jones,,,,,,Gary McMahon,,Sarah Pinborough) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 21 (By:Stephen King,Joe Hill,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones,,,Robert Shearman,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 22 (By:Joe R. Lansdale,Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Mark Morris,,,,Stephen Jones,,John Langan,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Robert Shearman,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (With: Stephen King,Robert Bloch,Edgar Allan Poe,Richard Christian Matheson,,Neil Gaiman,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Richard Matheson,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Simon Clark,Clive Barker,David Moody,James Herbert,Marie O'Regan,,Paul Kane,,Alice Henderson) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 23 (By:Joe R. Lansdale,Robert Silverberg,Joan Aiken,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Stephen Jones,,,,Alison Littlewood,,Paul Kane,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau,,John Ajvide Lindqvist) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 24 (By:Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Stephen Jones,Dale Bailey,,,Robert Shearman,Alison Littlewood,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 25 (By:Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Ramsey Campbell,Lavie Tidhar,Kim Newman,,Michael Marshall Smith,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Robert Shearman,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #26 (By:Ian Tregillis,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Lavie Tidhar,Steve Tem,,Stephen Jones,Dale Bailey,,Nathan Ballingrud,Robert Shearman,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 27 (By:Neil Gaiman,Steve Tem,Storm Constantine,,Conrad Williams,Stephen Jones,John Langan,Robert Aickman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 28 (By:Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Lisa Tuttle,,Steve Tem,Michael Marshall Smith,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 29 (By:Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Stephen Jones,,,,,Alison Littlewood,,,,,,,,Thana Niveau) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best New Horror, Volume One (By:Stephen Jones) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of Best New Horror Volume 2 (By:Stephen King,Joe Hill,Lisa Tuttle,Elizabeth Hand,,Kim Newman,Tim Lebbon,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #30 (By:Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones,,John Langan,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood,,Rio Youers,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,,Thana Niveau) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #31 (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Tanith Lee,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Jonathan Carroll,Michael Marshall Smith,,Stephen Jones,,Dale Bailey,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood) (2021)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 Gothic Fantasy Books

Swords & Steam Short Stories (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Science Fiction Short Stories (By:,,,,Beth Cato) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chilling Horror Short Stories (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime & Mystery Short Stories (By:,,,,,H.L. Fullerton,Nathan Hystad) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords & Steam Short Stories (By:Amanda C. Davis) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dystopia Utopia Short Stories (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chilling Ghost Short Stories (By:,Amanda C. Davis) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Mayhem Short Stories (By:,,,Kate Heartfield) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endless Apocalypse Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Agents & Spies Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bram Stoker Horror Stories (By:Bram Stoker) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robots & Artificial Intelligence Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Souls Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates & Ghosts Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Invasion Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H.G. Wells Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories (By:Edgar Allan Poe) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Travel Short Stories (By:Kate Heartfield) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heroic Fantasy Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (By:Arthur Conan Doyle) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovecraft Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Celtic Myths & Tales: Epic Tales (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Shelley Horror Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Worlds Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dying Planet Short Stories: Epic Tales (By:) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
African Myths & Tales: Epic Tales (By:Marian Womack) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Gothic Short Stories (By:,,,Russell James) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted House Short Stories (By:) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Urban Crime Short Stories (By:) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cosy Crime Short Stories (By:,Amanda C. Davis) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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
Classic Horror Anthology, Volume One(2016)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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