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Frankenstein author Mary Shelley  kept her dead husband’s heart and  carried it with her for almost 30 years  until she died in 1851. It was found in  a desk drawer a year later, wrapped  in a copy of one of his final poems.  Source

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley kept her dead husband’s heart and carried it with her for almost 30 years until she died in 1851. It was found in a desk drawer a year later, wrapped in a copy of one of his final poems. Source

Mary Shelley (1797-1851). Eloped with a married man (Percy Shelley) at 17; was ostracized by her father. Having just lost her first child and exiled from England, Mary Shelley decided she would, you know, invent an ENTIRE GENRE at the age of 18. Yes, she wrote Frankenstein, the first SF novel, at 18. After Percy Shelley's death, went back to England and supported herself and her son through her writing. Also wrote one of the first apocalyptic novels "The Last Man."

Mary Shelley (1797-1851). Eloped with a married man (Percy Shelley) at 17; was ostracized by her father. Having just lost her first child and exiled from England, Mary Shelley decided she would, you know, invent an ENTIRE GENRE at the age of 18. Yes, she wrote Frankenstein, the first SF novel, at 18. After Percy Shelley's death, went back to England and supported herself and her son through her writing. Also wrote one of the first apocalyptic novels "The Last Man."

The home of “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley

The home of “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley

Happy 218th birthday to Mary Shelley, Frankenstein author, feminist, and daughter of writer and women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft. The lives and esteemed works of both Marys were recently...

Interview: Mary Shelley Biographer Charlotte Gordon on the Life, Loves, and Legacy of the Influential ‘Frankenstein’ Author

Happy 218th birthday to Mary Shelley, Frankenstein author, feminist, and daughter of writer and women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft. The lives and esteemed works of both Marys were recently...

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Why "Frankenstein" Author Mary Shelley's Life Was Darker Than Her Fiction

We're keeping tabs on Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley, the inner workings of Russia, and more. Before the weekend, take a moment with your Daily Blunt.

We're keeping tabs on Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley, the inner workings of Russia, and more. Before the weekend, take a moment with your Daily Blunt.

Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin Shelley- though she ran off with Percy Shelley, who left his wife Harriet (and Harriet, pregnant, later killed herself, leaving her two existing children with Percy Shelley without a mother), I nonetheless admire the incredible gift Mary Shelly left the world with her great novel: Frankenstein.

Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin Shelley- though she ran off with Percy Shelley, who left his wife Harriet (and Harriet, pregnant, later killed herself, leaving her two existing children with Percy Shelley without a mother), I nonetheless admire the incredible gift Mary Shelly left the world with her great novel: Frankenstein.

Miniature of Mary Shelley Frankenstein author by Reginald Easton

Mary Shelley on Frankenstein: From the Guardian archive, 26 November 1831

Hello! I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that Frank is in town motivating...

Franken Authors (Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits)

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley's letters discovered by Anglia Ruskin University professor in a public record office (January 7, 2013)

Frankenstein author's letters found by Anglia Ruskin University professor

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley's letters discovered by Anglia Ruskin University professor in a public record office (January 7, 2013)