Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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The wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley was a notable English novelist, best known for writing the novel Frankenstein. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1797/08/30 In Somers Town, London, Mary Wollstonecraft gives birth to her second daughter, Mary. Although the delivery appears to go well, the placenta has broken apart during the birth and has become infected. Born Somers Town, London
1814/07/28 Accompanied by Claire Clairmont, Mary Wollstonecraft and Percy Shelley elope to France. William Godwin refuses any communication with his daughter for the next two and a half years. Bride Marriage of Mary Wollstonecraft and Percy Bysshe Shelley
1816/06/16 Mary Wollstonecraft begins writing Frankenstein as part of a ghost story competition at Lord Byron's residence in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Author Frankenstein (book) Canton Geneva Switzerland
1816/12/30 Mary Wollstonecraft marries Percy Bysshe Shelley at St Mildred's Church, Bread Street, London (lost). Mary's father, William Godwin, and her step-mother Mary Jane Claremont Godwin, Leigh Hunt and his wife Marianne attend the small and informal ceremony. Bride Marriage of Mary Wollstonecraft and Percy Bysshe Shelley
1817/05/14 Mary Shelley completes her novel "Frankenstein". Author Frankenstein (book)
1818/01/01 With a preface written by Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is published anonymously by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor and Jones. The run is 500 copies in three volumes, the standard "triple-decker" format. Author Frankenstein (book)
1823/08/11 "Frankenstein" 2nd edition is published in 2 volumes and credits Mary as author. Author Frankenstein (book)
1828/04/11 In Paris, Mary Shelley meets novelist Prosper Merimee, General Lafayette and others through Harriet and Julia Garnett's circle of friends. Contracting smallpox, Shelley return's to England six weeks after she leaving. Guest Marquis Faubourg Saint Honore Paris
1851/02/01 Mary Shelley dies at 24 Chester Square in London, of what her physician suspects to be a brain tumor. Died Shelley Terrace, Chester Square London
1851/02/08 Mary Shelley's mortal remains are buried between her parents at St Peter's Church in Bournemouth, England. In Memoriam Church Of St Peter Bournemouth

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Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Frankenstein (book) Author Novel 1818/01/01
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