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Mary Shelley 1797-1851 English writer, Shelley had an unhappy childhood after her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died. Aged 16 she ran away to Europe with the poet Percy Bysshe. One summer they shared a house in Switzerland with othe poets and thinkers including Lord Byron. While there Mary wrote one of the most famous horror stories of al time, about a student called Frankenstein and the terrible monster that he created

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400068428/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_v8Ukvb1B1YQK3

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