Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was an English author. She was also the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose works she edited. A political radical, Frankenstein is her most famous work.
The first novel of the scientific revolution and, incidentally, the
first novel of science fiction. -- Brian Aldiss
Frankenstein appeals to something very primal, but it's also about profound things, the very nature of life and death and birth. -- Kenneth Branagh
How many fictional characters have made the great leap from literature to mythology; how many creatures of sheer language have stepped from the rhythms of their author's idiosyncratic voices into what might be called a collective cultural consciousness? -- Joyce Carol Oates
The greatest novel of the Romantic movement. -- Michael Dirda