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Frankenstein author Mary Shelley kept her dead husband’s heart and carried it with her for almost 30 years until she died in 1851. It was found in a desk drawer a year later, wrapped in a copy of one of his final poems. Source

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Mary Shelley 1797-1851 English writer, Shelley had an unhappy childhood after her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died. Aged 16 she ran away to Europe with the poet Percy Bysshe. One summer they shared a house in Switzerland with othe poets and thinkers including Lord Byron. While there Mary wrote one of the most famous horror stories of al time, about a student called Frankenstein and the terrible monster that he created

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400068428/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_v8Ukvb1B1YQK3

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from the Guardian

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JUST reread this amazing book. Meaning I finished it about 3 hours ago.... One of the most heart-wrenching and thought-provoking stories.

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Mary Shelley's grave, containing herself and the heart of her poet husband. "Quite fitting for the author of "Frankenstein."

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