Aug. 11, 2021

This Day in Halloween: The second edition of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is published in 1822. The first to bear Shelley's name. / Illustration by Gabriela Vega

The second edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is published in 1822, four years after the first publishing and following a successful stage version of the story. The second edition is notable because it’s the first to credit Shelley as the author.