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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Mary Shelley was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818) . She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.

Mary Godwin's mother died when she was eleven days old; afterwards, she and her older half-sister, Fanny Imlay, were raised by her father. When Mary was four, Godwin married his neighbour, Mary Jane Clairmont. Godwin provided his daughter with a rich, if ... more »

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  • ''Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.''
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), British novelist. Frankenstein, or A Modern Prometheus, ch. 23 (1818).
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