'''Mary Shelley''' (''née'' Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851) was an early novelist who is most famous for her novel ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''. She is widely credited as being one of the pioneers of the SpeculativeFiction genre (the others being Creator/MarkTwain, Creator/JulesVerne, and [[Creator/HGWells H.G. Wells]]). She is also one of the few early female novelists, particularly in the field of SpeculativeFiction, and one of the few female authors whose works are regularly read and dissected by college students everywhere.

She was the daughter of the novelist WilliamGodwin and MaryWollstonecraft Godwin, one of the earliest feminists, famous for her work ''The Vindication of the Rights of Woman'', one of the earliest significant modern works in favor of women's rights. She pretty much died giving birth to her daughter (eleven days afterwards, to be precise), which may have affected her (that is Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's) life and career significantly.

She was married to the famous {{Romantic|ism}} poet Creator/PercyByssheShelley after an affair which resulted in the suicide of Percy's first wife.

Mary Shelley was a very prolific author, writing biographies, poetry, articles, travel journals, and short stories in addition to the novels she is most well-known for. Her novels include:

* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''
* ''Valperga''
* ''The Last Man'' ([[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted as the 2008 film of the same name]])
* ''The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck''
* ''Lodore''
* ''Falkner''
* ''Mathilda''

Interestingly enough in BigFinishDoctorWho she was a companion of the Eighth Doctor, first appearing in [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho123TheCompanyOfFriends The Company of Friends]].