Bibliography Fiction

  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818)
    1. A young student's discovery of animating lifeless matter leads to disaster when he creates a monster.
  • Valperga, or The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca (1823)
    1. A romance set in medieval Italy, dealing with inquisition, superstition and ancestral warfare.
  • The Last Man (1826)
    1. An apocalyptic tale in which protagonist Lionel Verney is followed through a distant future world which has been depopulated by a plague.
  • The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck (1830)
    1. A historical romance set in 15th century, dealing with the rise and fall of Perkin Warbeck, the alleged Duke of York, son of Edward IV.
  • Lodore (1835)
    1. This novel deals with two young lovers who are forced to keep their relationship a secret while continually fleeing their creditors. It can be said to be autobiographical, as the relationship between Ethel Lodore and Edward Villiers strongly resembles the initial stages of Mary and Percy Shelley's relationship.
  • Falkner (1837)
    1. A novel focussing on the relationship between a young orphan and her protector.