Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

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British author best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. Her less famous works include novels such as Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, and The Last Man. She was tutored by a governess, and she also attended a boarding school for a time during her younger years. She met Percy Shelley, her future husband and literary inspiration, when she was seventeen and he was an already-married twenty-two. Though she wrote several essays and novels throughout her lifetime, she was only known for Frankenstein
  • When was
    Mary Shelley born?

    Mary Shelley was born on Wednesday, August 30, 1797

  • Where was
    Mary Shelley born?

    Mary Shelley was born in London, England

  • How old is
    Mary Shelley?

    Mary Shelley is 224


Best Quotes

  • Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
  • My dreams were all my own; I accounted them to nobody; They were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
  • Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not.
  • Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
  • It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.
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