Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804471166
Paperback • 60pp • £5
110 mm x 178 mm
23 October 2024
Thema: FBC, FLC
Territory: World English

The Mortal Immortal

Mary Shelley



Publication date: 23 October 2024

ISBN: 9781804471166




While the legacy of Mary Shelley as the creator of Frankenstein has shown no sign of waning, and her name is synonymous with the roots of the science-fiction genre, few have read her other novellas, and The Mortal Immortal – a short story concerned with ageing while being unable to die – is an unjustly neglected gem in her bibliography.

While for generations critics considered the fact that she was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley to be the most interesting thing about her, and most modern readers only meet her best-known work, Mary Shelley’s Gothic short stories and novellas are ripe for revisiting. One of the finest in her oeuvre, The Mortal Immortal is every inch as powerful and chilling as when it was written.

Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851) was an English novelist, remembered for her 1818 Gothic novel Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She was the daughter of writer and philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, and her name is inextricably linked to that of her husband, the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose works she was involved with editing. In large part due to writing Frankenstein, but also for the novellas and short stories, including Transformation and The Mortal Immortal, she left behind, Shelley is considered one of the founders of the science-fiction genre.