The Last Man: Mary Shelleys Despair- The Imaginative Conservative

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein and paramour/wife to the poet Percy Shelley, wrote half a dozen novels during her lifetime, in addition to numerous essays and travelogues. The Last Man, the story of the end of mankind through plague, set at the end of the 21st century, is not among her best work. It is not a good book. But it is a highly interesting book, once one moves past the often formulaic expressions of sentiment, and highly informative regarding the depths to which romantic dreams can extend in disappointment.

via The Last Man: Mary Shelleys Despair- The Imaginative Conservative.