Mary Shelley was an English novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist who lived from 1797 to 1851. Born in London, Shelley is best known as the author of the classic novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” (1818), which is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of horror and science fiction ever written. The novel was written when Shelley was only 18 years old and is a powerful exploration of the dangers of unchecked scientific ambition and the consequences of playing God. Shelley’s writing is characterized by its vivid imagination, its powerful themes, and its timeless relevance. Despite facing numerous challenges, including the loss of several children and a difficult personal life, Shelley remained a dedicated and visionary writer, and her works continue to be widely read and celebrated by audiences around the world. She is considered one of the most important figures in the history of science fiction and is celebrated for her contributions to the genre and to English literature as a whole.