Mary Shelly 's The Novel Of Frankenstein

850 WordsJun 22, 20164 Pages
The novel Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelly and was first published in 1818 anonymously. Then, revised edition of the novel was published with the preface written by her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelly. As, this novel was first published namelessly, many people thought that the man, who wrote the preface, Percy Shelly, was the author of the book. Consequently, there are few disagreements about the authorship of Frankenstein. Many people refuse to accept that Mary Shelly is the real author of Frankenstein. As per Mary, her husband has encouraged her to write this novel and has edited her novel as well. However, many people still question about the amount of contribution into the novel by Percy Shelly. Many critics claim that Frankenstein is a masterpiece. Then they question how an eighteen years old girl, who has self-studied, could come up with this horror, imaginative and hideous ideas as in this novel. However, I disagree with all these beliefs and questions about the authorship of Frankenstein and I strongly believe that Mary Shelly is the only author of this novel. Firstly, Mary Shelly becomes familiar with the writings of the famous radical writers in her young age, which motivate her to write novels. The article by Wilson Quarterly highlights the ability of Mary Shelly to write novels at her early age and comments that, “Mary Shelly, however was no ordinary 18 old girl. Daughter of anarchist philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (who died from
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