This resource provides a detailed chronology of Mary Shelley's life and work, as well as several contemporary reviews of her novels and of a play inspired by Frankenstein.
Note - "The Review is Shockingly Late."
1. Murray MS, William Gifford to Robert William Hay, n.d., but ca. March 1815, referring to Quarterly Review Volume 12, Number 24. The title page date for Number 24 is January 1815. The date of publication was on or about 23 March (Courier advertisement, 22 March 1815). This was only three months following the publication of the previous Number, on 6 January, but that Number had been published three months late; Gifford had hoped with Number 24 to be able to catch up. The quotation appears by permission of John Murray (Publishers), London.