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Who published Frankenstein?

Shelley finished her writing in April/May 1817, while Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, was published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones on January 1818.



Who published Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, besides this?

Shelley finished her writing in April/May 18, 1817, and Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus, was published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones on January 1, 1818.

In what year was Frankenstein also published? January 1, 1818

So, why was Frankenstein's original publication anonymous?

Frankenstein was published for the first time anonymously. It was dedicated to Mary's father William Godwin. The preface was written by Percy Shelley. Many assumed that Percy Shelley was its author due to these connections. This myth was perpetuated even after Frankenstein was reprinted under Mary's name.

What were the opinions of critics about Frankenstein's first publication?

Interestingly, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein under a pseudonym. Most critics initially believed that it was her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of the greatest Romantics.