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Transcript of Mary Shelley
Born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
Born on August 30, 1797 in Somers Town, London
Her mother Mary Wollstonecraft was a philosopher, educator and writer. Her father William Godwin was also a philosopher, novelist and journalist.
Shelley's mother died when she was only eleven days old, three years later her father remarried Mary Clairmont who had two children of her own.
Died February 1, 1851
Early Life Events
At eleven years old her mother passed away
December 1801: his father married Mary Clairmont
1803: Baby brother is born
1807: First poem published "Mounseer Nongtongpaw"
1812: Moves to Scotland due to problems with her stepmother
1814: Elopes with Percy Shelley
Although Mary's mother died when she was only eleven days old, Mary would read her mothers work and use some of her writing techniques.
Her relationship with Percy Shelley and friendship with Lord Byron also had a big influence on her writing.
The loss of three children also added a dark background to her work.
After her stay in Scotland Mary met Percy Shelley in March 1814. Although Percy was married and had children, he continued to pursue a relationship with Mary.
On July 28, 1814 Percy and Mary ran away together with Marys stepsister Claire.
Percys wife who he was still legally married to committed suicide while pregnant with their fourth child.
Mary gave birth to four children and only one lived longer than both her and Percy.
Influence in Literature
Frankenstein: About a scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature. Shelley wrote this when she was eighteen years old. It is incorporated with Gothic and romantic elements and is considered to be one of the first examples of science fiction.
Mathilda: Mary's second novel. She wrote it to help distract her from the death of her first two children. Includes romantic themes, incest and suicide.
By: Taylor Ramirez, Samantha Peters, Omar Garcia
As a poet he made an impact with is works; Mont Blanc and Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.
Political works: Nom de Plume and The Hermit of Marlowe.
Laon and Cythna are also some of his famous pieces.
Her novel Frankenstein opened many doors for science fiction to be used in Literature
Known for writing in many different genres.
Best known for her idea of an artificial creation turning on its creator which was turned into many different literary works.