Resurrecting Shelley

April 29, 2013 | 3 books mentioned 1

Early on in her career, the poet Muriel Spark decided that Mary Shelley was criminally underrated as a writer. In bringing the Frankenstein author the fame she deserved, Spark wrote a biography, distanced Shelley from her famed poet husband and labeled her “the founder of science fiction.” (Related: our own Lydia Kiesling on Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.) (h/t Arts & Letters Daily)

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

One comment:

  1. Mary Shelley’s authorship of Frankenstein is still disputed by some writers. It is a controversial subject – one only has to look at the comments on the Amazon page for John Lauritsen’s, The Man Who Wrote Frankenstein.

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