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Shelley Unbound: Discovering Frankenstein's True Creator

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Frankenstein was first released in 1818 anonymously.

The credit for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s authorship first occurred in 1823 when a French edition was published. A year earlier, Mary’s revolutionary husband, the influential poet, dramatist, novelist, and essayist Percy Bysshe Shelley, died.

The same year Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus (its full title) was fir
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Paperback, 183 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Feral House (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kerry
Dec 08, 2013 Kerry rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography
This book was a readable, convincing argument for Percy Bysshe Shelley's authorship of Frankenstein. De Hart uses Shelley's writing habits, life experiences, and belief systems to create evidence for this conflict with history's acceptance of Mary as the author. If you love Frankenstein or Shelley, the book warrants a thorough reading.

However, I never much cared for Frankenstein and often found it suspicious that a 19-year-old girl in the presence of already great writers would have dreamed up a
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Robert Terry
Jul 21, 2014 Robert Terry rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable read for those interested in literary mysteries and conspiracies or Percy Shelley.
Ming Siu
Apr 23, 2015 Ming Siu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Convincingly argued, and fascinating theory. However, the same points could've been covered in a long essay, without the need for an entire book.
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