Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. She was most known for writing the original story of Frankenstein in 1818. Shelley had an arduous childhood with her mother’s death a few months after she was born. Although she had trouble with her stepmother, she was able to receive a good education, leading to the development of her writing carrer as a novelist as well as her political theories.390px-RothwellMaryShelley

At the age of 16, she ran away with her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and began to write Frankenstein. She had three children that all died during the first month of their life, therefore when a woman cannot gave birth, a man takes over and it leads to chaos. Finally, her fourth child survived and a couple years later her husband drowned. After her husband’s death, she decided to travel the world with her son by her side.

She returned to England to finish her book and decided to dedicated her life to writing. The last years of her life were a constant battle against her illness. In fact, she died of a brain tumor at the age of 53. Mary Shelley is known not only for the success of her book Frankenstein, but also for her courage and compassion with her husband when he was alive.


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