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Free Books To Celebrate Mary Shelley’s Birthday

Happy birthday, Mary Shelley! To celebrate her birthday, we’ve rounded up a collection of free eBooks you can read from the celebrated author of Frankenstein.

Washington Post books section deputy editor Ron Charles wrote a short essay about her most famous book. here’s an excerpt:

Shelley and her lover, Percy Shelley, were on vacation in Geneva when their traveling companions Lord Byron and John Polidori proposed they play the sort of party game that brilliant Romantic writers played before Trivial Pursuits: Who can write the best horror story? Polidori gave us “The Vampyre”; Mary Shelley dreamed up the too-bold scientist.

Free eBooks by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein

The Last Man

Mathilda

Proserpine and Midas

Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

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