Mary Shelley

Analysis of Mary Shelley’s The Mortal Immortal

This gothic short story by Mary Shelley (1797– 1851), the author of Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus (1818), explores the implications of immortality. In the story, alchemy, or artifice, overrides natural law and makes the impossible dream of immortality possible…. Read More ›

Romanticism in England

In England, the ground for Romanticism was prepared in the latter half of the eighteenth century through the economic, political, and cultural transformations mentioned in the preceding chapters. The system of absolute government crumbled even earlier in Britain than elsewhere;… Read More ›