Sister of Robert Walton. Addressee of letters written by him. Margaret Saville, and writer of letters addressed to her.
She was the second child of the feminist philosopher, educator, and writer Mary Wollstonecraftand the first child of the philosopher, novelist, and journalist William Godwin. Wollstonecraft died of puerperal fever shortly after Mary was born.
Godwin was left to bring up Mary, along with her older half-sister, Fanny ImlayWollstonecraft's child by the American speculator Gilbert Imlay.
However, because the Memoirs revealed Wollstonecraft's affairs and her illegitimate child, they were seen as shocking. Mary Godwin read these memoirs and her mother's books, and was brought up to cherish her mother's memory.
Godwin, which sold children's books as well as stationery, maps, and games. However, the business did not turn a profit, and Godwin was forced to borrow substantial sums to keep it going.
ByGodwin's business was close to failure, and he was "near to despair". He often took the children on educational outings, and they had access to his library and to the many intellectuals who visited him, including the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the former vice-president of the United States Aaron Burr.
She had a governessa daily tutor, and read many of her father's children's books on Roman and Greek history in manuscript. Her desire of knowledge is great, and her perseverance in everything she undertakes almost invincible.
It was beneath the trees of the grounds belonging to our house, or on the bleak sides of the woodless mountains near, that my true compositions, the airy flights of my imagination, were born and fostered.
Percy Shelley therefore had difficulty gaining access to money until he inherited his estate, because his family did not want him wasting it on projects of "political justice".
After several months of promises, Shelley announced that he either could not or would not pay off all of Godwin's debts. Godwin was angry and felt betrayed.
At about the same time, Mary's father learned of Shelley's inability to pay off the father's debts. She saw Percy Shelley as an embodiment of her parents' liberal and reformist ideas of the s, particularly Godwin's view that marriage was a repressive monopoly, which he had argued in his edition of Political Justice but since retracted.
After convincing Mary Jane Godwin, who had pursued them to Calaisthat they did not wish to return, the trio travelled to Paris, and then, by donkey, mule, carriage, and foot, through a France recently ravaged by war, to Switzerland.
They travelled down the Rhine and by land to the Dutch port of Marsluysarriving at Gravesend, Kenton 13 September When the poet Robert Southey met Shelley, he felt as if he were seeing himself from the s. The situation awaiting Mary Godwin in England was fraught with complications, some of which she had not foreseen.
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Plot Overview;. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (–) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein falls under two different genres of literature: Gothic novel and science fiction. As a Gothic novel, Frankenstein embodies many of the setting and plot elements associated with the genre. For example, the book takes place in dark and ominous spaces in a distant and unfamiliar land.