Mary Shelley, “The Last Man”, 1826.

Mary Shelley, “The Last Man”, 1826 was an apocalyptic, science-fiction novel set in the future. Lionel Verney is the protagonist and title character, “Last Man”. Last Man “Lionel Verney” is the survivor of germ pandemic that kills 99% of the world’s population. The 1% remaining are injured, except Lionel Verney. The story is futuristic set … Continue reading Mary Shelley, “The Last Man”, 1826.

Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein”, 1818.

Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein”, 1818 was a “frame novel” (story within a story). It begins with a Captain writing letters to his sister. The Captain presents the “travelogue” of his North Pole exploration. At the North Pole the Captain recuses a man named “Victor Frankenstein”. The writing changes then to the “narrative” of Victor Frankenstein. Recovered … Continue reading Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein”, 1818.