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Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851) born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, was born in London, England and is best known for her classic thriller, Frankenstein. Her work crossed several genres, including essays, biographies, short stories, and dramas.

The daughter of famed feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (author of The Vindication of the Rights of Woman) and philosopher and political writer William Godwin, she and her half-sister, Fanny Imlay (Wollstonecraft’s daughter from an affair she had with a soldier) were raised mainly by her father. Mary Wollstonecraft died ten days after giving birth to her namesake daughter. Read More→

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