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Mary Shelley

Biography
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Myrna Curiel

on 8 November 2012

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Mary Shelley August 30, 1797- February 1, 1851 By: Myrna Curiel Mary Shelley was the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. Her father was a journalist, a philosopher, and a novelist; her mother was an educator and a feminist philosopher. When Mary was only eleven days old her mother died of puerperal fever and after her death, Mary's father remarried. Mary Shelley died from a brain tumor in February 1, 1851 at the age of fifty-four. Mary Shelley Siblings Fanny Imlay William Godwin Jr. Mary Shelley In 1814 at the age of fifteen Mary met Percy Shelley. Mary later fell in love with Percy. At that time Percy Shelley was married with Harriet Westbrook. Mary and Percy married two years after in December 30, 1816. Mary and Percy had four children: Clara, William, Clara Everina, and Percy Florence. Of those four children only one survived, Percy Florence. Clara died after she was born premature and Clara Everina and William died of a disease. Marriage Books Mary Shelley's Travel Adventures Mary Shelley wrote many books. Some of the books she wrote were:
Frankenstein (1818)
Matilda (1819)
Valperga (1823)
The Last Man (1826)
Perkin Warbeck (1830)
Lodore (1835)
Falkner (1837). Mary Shelley's most famous book was Frankenstein. Mary Shelley's Inspiration It all began in the summer of 1816 in Geneva, Switzerland when Mary Shelley first read a book of the Fantasmagoriana, a collection of German ghost stories. After reading that story Mary Shelley was challenged to write a scary story. While everyone was writing their story Mary had a vision in which inspired her to write Frankenstein. Claire Clairmont Harriet Westbrook Percy Shelley Works Cited http://www.shmoop.com/mary-shelley/timeline.html
http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/MShelley/bio.html
http://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/shelleybio.html
http://www.duluth.lib.mn.us/programs/frankenstein/shelleybio.html Half-sister Half-brother Step sister Step brother
Charles Clairmont Mary Shelley loved to travel around the world along with Percy. Mary and Percy traveled to Switzerland, Italy, London, France, England, Rome, and especially to her favorite place which was Germany.
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