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Mary (Wollstonecraft) Shelley - Biography, Film

Writer, born in London, UK, the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. She eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1814, and married him two years later. She wrote several novels, notably Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818), Valperga (1823), The Last Man (1826), and the autobiographical Lodore (1835), as well as travel books, and journals, and edited Shelley's poems and other works (1823) after his death.

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