How Frankenstein was Born- Mary Shelley’s Brilliant, Famous, Tragic Parents

Katlyn Roberts
16 min readOct 11, 2022

Inventing the Sci-Fi genre at age 18 required a radical upbringing.

The parents of Marry Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley. Left- William Godwin courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Right- Mary Wollstonecraft courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

This all started because my sister bought me a stunning, green and gold-leafed, vintage-inspired copy of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman for my birthday. With whispers in the press of Roe v. Wade about to be overturned, the topic felt timely…

Katlyn Roberts

Katlyn writes about history, travel, and culture… with some snark.