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50 Mary Shelley Quotes From the Frankenstein Author

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist best known for writing the Gothic novel Frankenstein. Her life was complicated and filled with traumas. Her mother died less than a month after giving birth to her, and her father raised her by himself until she was four. He then married his neighbor, Mary Jane Clairmont, with whom Shelley would have a troubled relationship.

Her father ensured she had a full education, despite it being an informal one. He also encouraged her to follow his anarchist political beliefs. Her political beliefs are reflected in some of these Mary Shelley quotes from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

In 1814, Shelley fell in love with one of her father’s political followers, Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was a

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