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Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

ISBN: 9781435137684
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1 May 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 2.2
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About the Author

Mary Shelley was born in London on August 17, 1797. Her mother, the celebrated feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, died a few days after her birth. Her father, William Godwin, a well-known anarchist and atheist writer, tutored Mary. In 1814, when she was sixteen, she fell in love with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and they eloped to France. In 1816 the couple travelled to Lake Geneva to spend the summer with the poet Byron. Mary was inspired to write "Frankenstein" after Byron arranged a ghost story competition during their stay. In the autumn of 1816 Shelley's pregnant wife drowned herself in the Serpentine in Hyde Park and Shelley immediately married Mary. The couple had four children together but only one son survived infancy. They lived in It...

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