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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon


Mary Shelley’s Handwritten Manuscripts of Frankenstein Now Online for the First Time--could be a nice little example of how even "real" authors revise, make mistakes, etc.


Mary Shelley (1797-1851). Eloped with a married man (Percy Shelley) at 17; was ostracized by her father. Having just lost her first child and exiled from England, Mary Shelley decided she would, you know, invent an ENTIRE GENRE at the age of 18. Yes, she wrote Frankenstein, the first SF novel, at 18. After Percy Shelley's death, went back to England and supported herself and her son through her writing. Also wrote one of the first apocalyptic novels "The Last Man."


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