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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

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

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). 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."

Harry Treadaway aka Dr. Frankenstein from Penny Dreadful. AND he has a twin!!

Harry Treadaway aka Dr. Frankenstein from Penny Dreadful. AND he has a twin!!

Happy 218th birthday to Mary Shelley, Frankenstein author, feminist, and daughter of writer and women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft. The lives and esteemed works of both Marys were recently...

Happy 218th birthday to Mary Shelley, Frankenstein author, feminist, and daughter of writer and women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft. The lives and esteemed works of both Marys were recently...

The Polygon London Somers Town where Mary Shelley Frankenstein Author was Born

The Polygon London Somers Town where Mary Shelley Frankenstein Author was Born

The home of “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley

The home of “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley