The Tragedies of Mary Shelley | A R T L▼R K


On the 30th of August 1797, English novelist Mary (Wollstonecraft) Shelley was born in London. She was the wife and muse of Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley, daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and of philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, she was most famous for her Gothic novel Frankenstein (1818). Much of Mary Godwin’s personal life was fraught with misfortune and grief. Almost as soon as she had given literary birth to her hideous creature Frankenstein, her world began to…

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  1. Such a tragic life. I’ve just been reading about her in a novel called The Year Without Summer when she and Shelley went to Europe and it rained and thundered most of the time. It was there she began working on Frankenstein.

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