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Read online The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley This vibrant collection contains all five of Mary Shelley s supernatural stories and sheds much needed light on an author often credited with writing the first science fiction novel Here you will find the secrets of eternal youth souls that exchange bodies and ancient Englishmen and Romans newly thawed out of ice In addition to several stories by Mary Shelley this volume also features a brand new story by renowned science fiction author Michael Bishop which serves as a narrative introduction for this collection .

Mary Shelley s considerable reputation rests squarely on the shoulders of her one great novel i Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus i published anonymously in and revised under her own byline in Her powerful tale of blasphemous creation is perhaps more familiar to modern readers through its many film adaptations as it is from the book itself .

From Boris Karloff s electrifying performance as Frankenstein to Kenneth Branaugh s latest directorial rendering the story has received numerous interpretations which have renewed interest in the book time and time again However Shelley s other works have not fared as well as i Frankenstein i She wrote just a handful of novels of which only i The Last Man i has remained sporadically in print A precursor to such disaster novels as George R Stewart s i Earth Abides i and Richard Jeffries i After London i i The Last Man i follows its protagonist Lionel Verney through a distant future world which has been depopulated by plague .

The shorter works of Mary Shelley have remained difficult to find During her lifetime she published just over two dozen stories only three of which were of interest to readers of science fiction and fantasy In addition to these three supernaturally themed stories two additional stories were published after Shelley s death Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman was printed in a volume of reminisces by a magazine editor who had commissioned the story thirty years earlier Valerius The Reanimated Roman a story in a similar vein to Roger Dodsworth remained unpublished until when both stories were discovered by Charles E Robinson a Shelley scholar and professor of English at the University of Delaware .

Contents .

The Unexpected Visit of a Reanimated Englishwoman Introduction by Michael Bishop The Mortal Immortal A Tale Transformation Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman The Dream Valerius The Reanimated Roman .

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Jacob Weisman, Michael Bisop

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The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley
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Category:short-stories, classics, fantasy, fiction, horror, gothic, historical, science-fiction
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b Surely never such had existed before a misshapen dwarf with squinting eyes distorted features and a body deformed till it became a horror to behold b br br Having squandered his wealth the feckless Guido returns home to claim the hand of the celestial Juliet but finds himself censured by her father Petulant at his chastisement his Byronic temperament gets the better of him and he is punished with banishment Plotting his revenge he witnesses a mighty tempest and from the raging sea emerges a strange figure Although he is initially repelled by the dwarfish form before him the stranger soon makes him an offer he can t refuse but by surrendering his identity and selling his soul to this mysterious creature Guido makes yet another fatal error br br A macabre sinister and supernatural tale Mary Shelley s i Transformation i is a masterpiece of Gothic writing It is accompanied by i The Mortal Immortal i and i The Evil Eye i two further stories of the supernatural both of which display the perfection of Shelley s literary craft, This vibrant collection contains all five of Mary Shelley s supernatural stories and sheds much needed light on an author often credited with writing the first science fiction novel Here you will find the secrets of eternal youth souls that exchange bodies and ancient Englishmen and Romans newly thawed out of ice In addition to several stories by Mary Shelley this volume also features a brand new story by renowned science fiction author Michael Bishop which serves as a narrative introduction for this collection br br Mary Shelley s considerable reputation rests squarely on the shoulders of her one great novel i Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus i published anonymously in and revised under her own byline in Her powerful tale of blasphemous creation is perhaps more familiar to modern readers through its many film adaptations as it is from the book itself br br From Boris Karloff s electrifying performance as Frankenstein to Kenneth Branaugh s latest directorial rendering the story has received numerous interpretations which have renewed interest in the book time and time again However Shelley s other works have not fared as well as i Frankenstein i She wrote just a handful of novels of which only i The Last Man i has remained sporadically in print A precursor to such disaster novels as George R Stewart s i Earth Abides i and Richard Jeffries i After London i i The Last Man i follows its protagonist Lionel Verney through a distant future world which has been depopulated by plague br br The shorter works of Mary Shelley have remained difficult to find During her lifetime she published just over two dozen stories only three of which were of interest to readers of science fiction and fantasy In addition to these three supernaturally themed stories two additional stories were published after Shelley s death Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman was printed in a volume of reminisces by a magazine editor who had commissioned the story thirty years earlier Valerius The Reanimated Roman a story in a similar vein to Roger Dodsworth remained unpublished until when both stories were discovered by Charles E Robinson a Shelley scholar and professor of English at the University of Delaware br br Contents br br The Unexpected Visit of a Reanimated Englishwoman Introduction by Michael Bishop br The Mortal Immortal A Tale br Transformation br Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman br The Dream br Valerius The Reanimated Roman br br, JULY This is a memorable anniversary for me on it I complete my three hundred and twenty third year br br The Wandering Jew certainly not More than eighteen centuries have passed over his head In comparison with him I am a very young Immortal br Am I then immortal This is a question which I have asked myself by day and night for now three hundred and three years and yet cannot answer it br br I detected a gray hair amidst my brown locks this very day that surely signifies decay Yet it may have remained concealed there for three hundred years for some persons have become entirely white headed before twenty years of age br br I will tell my story and my reader shall judge for me I will tell my story and so contrive to pass some few hours of a long eternity become so wearisome to me For ever Can it be to live for ever, Valperga the novel Mary Shelley wrote after Frankenstein is based on the life of Castruccio Castracani Prince of Lucca A brilliant soldier and cruel tyrant he successfully commanded Ghibelline forces in Tuscany against the Guelphs Woven into the story of this factional conflict are the tragic destinies of two heroines fictional creations of the author Ethanasia Countess of Valperga finds herself increasingly torn between loyalty to her Guelph roots and her lifelong affection for Castruccio Beatrice whom the author s father William Godwin described as the jewel of the book is a heretical Paterin with whom Castruccio falls in love only to abandon This meticulously researched historical novel combines a narrative of suspense with a remarkable reconstruction of manners in the Middle Ages Set in the period of Dante s lifetime it is also suffused with a poetic spirit which evokes the beauties of Italy s physical environment and points to the melancholy inevitability of change This edition provides a clear account of the circumstances in which Valperga was composed and published