Shelley's Frankenstein: The Biography Of Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley was a born in London, England on August 30, 1797. Following in her parent’s footsteps, she became one of the most famous authors of her time (Means). Her most popular work is Frankenstein or, the Modern Prometheus (Leighton 69). Since Mary Shelley was homeschooled, she was more intelligent than most girls her age. Her father, being a famous writer, caused Mary Shelley to be exposed to many different writers. When she was just ten years old, she published her first poem (“Biography of Mary”). The tragedies Mary Shelley faced opened her life to new experiences. Mary Shelley faced a lot of hardships in her life. These included the loss of her mother and being moved away from home. Her mother died from giving birth to her (Leighton…show more content…
Her father did not want this to happen, so he wrote a letter to Percy to keep Mary away from him. Percy was so upset with this that he went to Mary Shelley’s house with opioids and a pistol and wanted both of them to commit suicide. Later that week he almost died from an opioid overdose (Mean). After these events, Mary, Percy, and Mary’s step sister ran away from England. On their journey, Mary Shelley kept a journal of the activities they did. She later published it into a book called History of a Six Weeks’ Tour (“Biography of…show more content…
The first tragedies she faced were the death of two of her children. Clara, her first child to survive birth, died of dysentery. Her second son, William, died of malaria (Mean). The tragic event that had the largest impact on her life was the death of her husband. Percy Shelley went to sea to meet an author in Italy. On his way back from the trip, his ship got caught in storm. The boat sank, and he drowned (Leighton 168). This had a large impact on the income she received. Mary Shelley had to leave Italy because it was too expensive to live there. She moved back to England and began to write many different kinds of books. Although she found writing fun, it became her ticket to financial stability. Mary Shelley also published some of the poems her husband never got to publish. She died on February 1, 1851 (“Biography of
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