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Mary Shelley


British author most widely known on her behalf Gothic novel Frankenstein. Her much less famous works consist of novels such as for example Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, as well as the Last Guy. She was tutored by way of a governess, and she also went to a boarding college for a while during her young years. She fulfilled Percy Shelley, her husband to be and literary motivation, when she was seventeen and he was an already-married twenty-two. Though she had written many essays and books throughout her life time, she was just known for Frankenstein before 1970s, when there is a renewed fascination with her other function. Both of her parents had been also authors. Her dad was philosopher William Godwin and her mom was feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who passed away just ten times after her delivery. She wedded Percy Bysshe Shelley after bearing him an illegitimate kid. She famously developed the tale of Frankenstein throughout a scary story competition with her hubby and poet Lord Byron.

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Full Name Mary Shelley
Date Of Birth August 30, 1797
Died February 1, 1851, Chester Square
Place Of Birth London, England
Profession Novelist
Education University of Oxford
Nationality British, British
Spouse Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Godwin
Children Percy Florence Shelley, Clara Everina Shelley, William Shelley, Mary Shelley, Fanny Imlay
Parents Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Elizabeth Dixon, Edward John Wollstonecraft
Siblings Claire Clairmont, Fanny Imlay, William Godwin the Younger, Charles Clairmont, Everina Wollstonecraft, Eliza Wollstonecraft
Partner Gilbert Imlay
Awards Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Nebula Award for Best Script
Star Sign Virgo

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1Played by Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Natasha Richardson in Gothic (1986), Alice Krige in Haunted Summer (1988), Lizzy McInnerny in Rowing with the Wind (1988) and Elle Fanning in A Storm in the Stars (2017), among others.
2Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, who is also considered the first feminist, died giving birth to her. Her father, William Godwin, is considered the first modern anarchist philosopher; "Frankenstein" is dedicated to him.
3Her remains (and those of her father) are interred at St Peter's Church in Bournemouth town centre in southern England.
4Completed "Frankenstein" when she was 19 though she had dreamt of the idea whilst still only 18.
5Children: William Shelley, born January 14, 1816, and died June 7, 1818; Clara Everina Shelley, born September 2, 1817, and died September 24, 1817; and Percy Florence Shelley, born November 12, 1818, and died December 5, 1889, who succeeded his grandfather as the 3rd Baronet Shelley.
6Her only novella, "Mathilda," while written in 1819, was not published until 1959. She wrote several historical novels and another science fiction tale "The Last Man" (1826).
7Contracted smallpox in 1828, scarring her face for the rest of her life.
8She wrote the novel "Frankenstein" after a challenge by Lord Byron to his four friends staying at the Villa Diodati in Geneva in the summer of 1816 to write a ghost story. Some nights later Mary had a vision that inspired Frankenstein, based on a prior dream fifteen months before of her stillborn child being brought to life by the warmth of a fire. With the encouragement of her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary produced a novel for publication eleven months later that was eventually published in early 1818.



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I, Frankenstein2014characters
Army of Frankensteins2013characters
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The Frankenstein Theory2013characters
Frankenstein's Army2013characters - uncredited
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth2012TV Movie documentary novel "Frankenstein"
Frankenstein2011TV Movie novel
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The Prometheus Project2010novel "Frankenstein"
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Frankenstein Rising2010characters by
Bikini Frankenstein2010Video novel
The Last Man2008novel
Frankenstein Reborn2005characters - uncredited
Frankenstein2004TV Movie certain original characters - uncredited
Frankenstein2004TV Mini-Series book "Frankenstein" - 2 episodes
La sangre de Frankenstein2002Video novel "Frankenstein"
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein1999Video character - uncredited
Deadly Tales1998Video story "The Transformation" - segment "Cold Feet", as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster1996Video Game characters
Monster Mash: The Movie1995characters - uncredited
Frankenstein1995Video novel - uncredited
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein1994novel
Frankenstein1992TV Movie novel
Frankenstein1990Video Game novel
Edison's Frankenstein1990Short novel
O Frankenstein de Moisés Neto - Versão Muda1989Video short novel
Frankenstein General Hospital1988novel "Frankenstein"
Flesh for Frankenstein1987characters - uncredited
Frankenstein1987TV Movie novel
Teta1987TV Series characters: Frankenstein - 7 episodes
The Bride1985novel "Frankenstein" - uncredited
Frankenstein1984TV Movie novel - uncredited
Frankenstein 901984novel "Frankenstein" - uncredited
Frankenstein's Monster1983Video Game concept: Frankenstein
Kyofu densetsu: Kaiki! Furankenshutain1981TV Movie novel
Doctor Franken1980TV Movie novel "Frankenstein"
Struck by Lightning1979TV Series character Frankenstein's monster - uncredited
Terror of Frankenstein1977novel "Frankenstein" - as Mary Shelly
Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein1974character Frankenstein - uncredited
Young Frankenstein1974based on characters in the novel "Frankenstein" by - as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein: Une histoire d'amour1974TV Movie novel
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell1974character: Frankenstein - uncredited
Potty Time1973TV Series novel "Frankenstein" - 1 episode
Flesh for Frankenstein1973characters - uncredited
Frankenstein: The True Story1973TV Movie novel
La maldición de Frankenstein1973characters - uncredited
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV Series from the novel by - 2 episodes
Drácula contra Frankenstein1972characters - uncredited
Lady Frankenstein1971novel motifs - uncredited
The Horror of Frankenstein1970based on the characters created by
Carry on Christmas1969TV Movie characters - uncredited
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed1969character: Frankenstein - uncredited
Mystery and Imagination1968TV Series novel - 1 episode
Frankenstein Conquers the World1965novel "Frankenstein": uncredited
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo1965TV Series novel - 1 episode
Frankenstein 19701958characters - uncredited
The Curse of Frankenstein1957based on the classic story by - as Mary W. Shelley
Matinee Theatre1957TV Series novel - 1 episode
Tales of Tomorrow1952TV Series novel - 1 episode
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein1948characters - uncredited
Son of Frankenstein1939suggested by the story written in 1816 - as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Bride of Frankenstein1935suggested by: the original story written in 1816 by - as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein1931from the novel by - as Mrs. Percy B. Shelley
Il mostro di Frankenstein1921Short novel "Frankenstein"
Life Without Soul1915novel "Frankenstein"
The Strange Story of Sylvia Gray1914character Dr. Frankenstein - uncredited
Frankenstein1910Short novel "Frankenstein"



The Interactive History of Frankenstein1995Video Game special thanks
Bride of Re-Animator1989special thanks - as Mary Wollenscraft Shelly
Doctor SteinVideo thanks for inspiration filming
I, Frankenstein2014special thanks
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai1999personal thanks
Deadly Tales1998Video thanks - as Mary W. Shelley

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationYoung Frankenstein (1974)· Mel Brooks (screen story/screenplay/director)
· Gene Wilder (screen story/screenplay)

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