Mary's interest in the reanimation of the dead stemmed from hearing about her mother’s suicide attempt. Resuscitation of a “corpse” was controversial in the early nineteenth century.The influence of this is seen within Frankenstein as Shelley blurs boundaries between life and death
After she died in 1851, her husband’s heart was found in her desk. It was wrapped in his last poem “Adonais.”
The plot of Frankenstein allegedly came to Mary Shelley in a dream.
Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, was one of the first feminist authors of the Victorian era.
If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?
Mary Shelley was just 19 when she began writing Frankenstein.
Frankenstein’s first edition was originally published anonymously. It had a forward by Percy Shelley which led many people to believe it was his work.