Sent on a mission to Northern Italy by the King of Naples, Ferdinando Eboli is captured by the enemy. When he finally returns home, Eboli is arrested as a spy and discovers his identity has been stolen and no one believes he is who he says he is.
‘Fernando Emboli’ (1828) is one of many classic short stories by the English writer Mary Shelley, famous for her best-selling novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’ (1818).
Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was an English author and travel writer best known for her ground-breaking Gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’ (1818). Considered one of the first true works of science-fiction, the book became an instant bestseller.
It has been adapted for TV, stage and film on many occasions, with Boris Karloff famously playing Frankenstein’s monster on screen in 1933. Other adaptations include ‘Mary Shelley's Frankenstein’ (1994) starring Kenneth Branagh and Robert De Niro and ‘Viktor Frankenstein’ (2015) starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy.
Shelley’s other novels include ´Valperga´ (1823), ´The Last Man´ (1826), ´Perkin Warbeck´ (1830), ´Lodore´ (1835), ´Falkner´ (1837), and the posthumously published ´Mathilde´ (1959). However, she will always be remembered as the creator of ´Frankenstein´.
The book continues to influence filmmakers, writers and popular culture to this day, inspiring and terrifying new audiences the world over.