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Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley's Works

  • Frankenstein

  • A Bio-bibliographical note about Mary Shelley

    "Mary Shelley was born in London in 1797, the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, two radical writers. Her mother died when she was only ten days old. In 1816 she married Percy Bysshe Shelley, then unknown, and they lived in Italy until Shelley's death in 1822. The idea for Frankenstein came to her when she was staying on Lake Geneva in 1816 but was not published for two years. She wrote several other novels and contributed to the Westminster Review. She died in February 1851."

    Source: Penguin Web Site (http://www.futurenet.co.uk/Penguin/Authors/1290.html). Accessed on 6 December 1996.

    Credits and Acknowledgements

    This is a project of the Department of English and the Faculty of Arts and Science, funded by the Provost's Electronic Courseware Fund. The University of Toronto English Library was created by Ian Lancashire, Christopher Douglas, and Dennis G. Jerz. We wish to thank the University of Toronto Information Commons, and the members of the Centre for Academic Technology, especially John Bradley, Ian Graham, and Allen Forsyth. See individual Works pages for other credits.

    The author portrait is from a miniature by Reginald Easton. (Source: R. Glynn Grylls. Mary Shelley: A Biography. London: Oxford UP, 1938. Page 242. PR 5398 G7 ROBA.)


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