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Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851) was an early novelist who is most famous for her novel Frankenstein. Frankenstein is considered the first real Science Fiction novel; it was the earliest popular novel whose Speculative Fiction elements were presented as the results of (albeit implausible) human technology.

She was the daughter of the novelist William Godwin and feminist author Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. The elder Mary Godwin was one of the earliest feminists, famous for her work The Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which is one of the earliest significant modern works in favor of women's rights. Sadly, she died as a result of childbirth complications, eleven days after giving birth to her daughter.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley married the famous Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley 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:

She is the subject of the third season of the anthology series Genius and the biopic Mary Shelley.

In Big Finish Doctor Who, she was one of the Eighth Doctor's companions, first appearing in The Company of Friends.

She was featured in an episode of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.


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