Mary Shelley





Mary Shelley

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born
in Somers Town, London, England, The United Kingdom
August 30, 1797

died
February 01, 1851

gender
female

genre

influences


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Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.

Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer in her own lifetime, though reviewers often missed the political edge to her novels. After her death, however, she was chiefly remembered only as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein. It was not until 1989, when Emily Sunstein published her prizewinning biography Mary Shell...more


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More books by Mary Shelley…
“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
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“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”
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