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

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

his 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…

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

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