Sister of Robert Walton. Addressee of letters written by him. Margaret Saville, and writer of letters addressed to her. One of the most intimate friends of Victor's father.
She was the only child of Mary Wollstonecraft, the famous feminist, and William Godwina philosopher and novelist. She was also the wife of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Mary was born during the eighth year of the French Revolution. From infancy, Mary was treated as a unique individual with remarkable parents.
High expectations were placed on her potential and she was treated as if she were born beneath a lucky star. Godwin was convinced that babies are born with a potential waiting to be developed.
From an early age she was surrounded by famous philosophers, writers, and poets: Coleridge made his first visit when Mary was two years old.
Charles Lamb was also a frequent visitor. Most every day she would go for a walk with her father to the St. Pancras churchyard where her mother was buried. At the age of sixteen Mary ran away to live with the twenty-one year old Percy Shelley, the unhappily married radical heir to a wealthy baronetcy.
To Mary, Shelley personified the genius and dedication to human betterment that she had admired her entire life. Although she was cast out of society, even by her father, this inspirational liaison produced her masterpiece, Frankenstein.
She conceived of Frankenstein during one of the most famous house parties in literary history when staying at Lake Geneva in Switzerland with Byron and Shelley. Interestingly enough, she was only nineteen at the time. She wrote the novel while being overwhelmed by a series of calamities in her life.
After the suicides, Mary and Shelley, reluctantly married. Fierce public hostility toward the couple drove them to Italy. Initially, they were happy in Italy, but their two young children died there.
Mary never fully recovered from this trauma. Their first child had died shortly after birth early in their relationship.Frankenstein films: From Mary Shelley to Kenneth Branagh. Information on Shelley's novel, film versions of Frankenstein and Frankenstein-related films.
her works continued to influence Mary Shelley. Mary was left with her only surviving child Percy Florence Shelley and spent the rest of her life in England promoting her late husband's. The cinematic potential of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was recognised in the very early days of the medium.
Since first being adapted for the screen in , the novel has served as inspiration. National Geographic has named its newest genius. The cable channel announced at its upfront presentation Wednesday night that Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein,” will be the subject of the.
The Life of Mary Shelley Mary Shelley, born August 30, , was a prominent, though often overlooked, literary figure during the Romantic Era of English Literature. She was the only child of Mary Wollstonecraft, the famous feminist, and William Godwin, a philosopher and novelist.
Shelley completed her writing in April/May , and Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was published on 1 January by the small London publishing house Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones.
It was issued anonymously, with a preface written for Mary by Percy Bysshe Shelley and with a dedication to philosopher William Godwin, her father.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August – 1 February ) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus ().
She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.