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

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The home of “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley

The home of “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley

A British academic stumbled upon a trove of unpublished letters from 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley, who was the daughter of women's rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft and the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe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.

Book News: Cache Of Letters From 'Frankenstein' Author Found

A British academic stumbled upon a trove of unpublished letters from 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley, who was the daughter of women's rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft and the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe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 Mary Shelley's letters discovered by Anglia Ruskin University professor in a public record office (January 7, 2013)

Frankenstein author's letters found by Anglia Ruskin University professor

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley's letters discovered by Anglia Ruskin University professor in a public record office (January 7, 2013)

We're keeping tabs on Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley, the inner workings of Russia, and more. Before the weekend, take a moment with your Daily Blunt.

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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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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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