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Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 in London, England. She was the second daughter in her family. Her parents were Mary Wollstonecraft, a feminist, and William Godwin, a philosopher. Her mother died during childbirth. But her father was quick to marry again. Mary got an excellent education, something most girls didn't have at the time.
During May of 1816, Mary and her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, traveled to Lake Geneva to spend the summer near the famous poet Lo...
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