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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A British academic stumbled upon a trove of unpublished letters from 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley, who was the daughter of women's rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft and the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Nora Crook, emerita professor of English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University, said that she found the letters at the Essex Record Office. "I knew right away they had never been published before," she told The Guardian.
Frankenstein author's letters found by Anglia Ruskin University professor
Mary Shelley, “Absence” “Ah! he is gone — and I alone; How dark and dreary seems the time! ‘Tis Thus, when the glad sun is flown, Night rushes o’er the Indian clime.” The Frankenstein author wrote this heartbreaking poetic tribute to her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, which was published eight years after his death in 1822. Women were prohibited from attend funerals in pre-Victorian England due to health concerns, so she never had a chance to bid him a final farewell. It was probably for…
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