Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley/Bibliography

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A list of key readings about Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
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  • Mounseer Nongtongpaw; or, The Discoveries of John Bull in a Trip to Paris, Juvenile Library, 1808
  • History of Six Weeks' Tour through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland, with Letters Descriptive of a Sail round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni, with contributions by Percy Byshhe Shelley, Hookham, 1817
  • Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (novel), three volumes, Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818, revised edition, one volume, Colburn & Bentley, 1831, two volumes, Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1833
  • Mathilda (1819 novel), edited by Elizabeth Nitchie, University of North Carolina Press, 1859
  • Valperga; or The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca (novel), three volumes, Whittaker, 1823.
  • Editor of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hunt, 1824
  • The Last Man (novel), three volumes, Colburn, 1826, two volumes, Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1833
  • The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck (novel), three volumes, Colburn & Bentley, 1830, two volumes, Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1834
  • Lodore (novel), three volumes, Bentley, 1835, one volume, Wallis & Newell, 1835
  • Falkner (novel) three volumes, Saunders & Otley, 1837, one volume, Harper & Brothers, 1837
  • Editor of P. B. Shelley, The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, four volumes, Moxon, 1839
  • Rambles in Germany and Italy in 1840, 1842, and 1843, two volumes, Moxon, 1844
  • The Choice: A Poem on Shelley's Death, edited by H. Buxton Forman, [London], 1876
  • The Mortal Immortal (short story), Mossant, Vallon, 1910
  • Proserpine and Midas: Two Unpublished Mythological Dramas, edited by A. Koszul, Milford, 1922
  • Contributor to Volumes 86-88 and 102-103 in The Cabinet of Biography, Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopedia, 1835-1839
  • Contributor of stories, reviews, and essays for London Magazine, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Examiner, and Westminster Review
  • Contributor of stories to an annual gift book, The Keepsake, 1828-1838
  • Collections of Mary Shelley's works are housed in Lord Abinger's Shelley Collection on deposit at the Bodleian Library, the New York Public Library, the Huntington Library, the British Library, and in the John Murray Collection
  • Excluding many collections, such as Mary and Shelley's journals and letters
  • The Bride of Modern Italy (?)
  • The Dream (?)
  • Ferdinando Eboli (?)
  • The Invisible Girl (?)
  • Roger Dodsworth:The Reanimated Englishman (1826)
  • The Sisters of Albano (?)
  • The Transformation (?)

(This part is from the English wikipedia)



  • Miranda Seymore, Mary Shelley, London 2000
  • Karin Priester, Mary Shelley, Munich 2001 (in German language)
  • Muriel Spark, Mary Shelley, New York 1987


  • Mark Twain’s “In Defense of Harriet Shelley” (full text) – interesting ideas about all of the Shelleys and about the novel “Frankenstein” [1]
  • Arthur Paul Patterson, Marriage and Mary Shelley [2]