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Posthumous Works of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Vol. II (Esprios Classics), Paperback / softback Book

Posthumous Works of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Vol. II (Esprios Classics) Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), which is considered an early example of science fiction.

She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin and her mother was the philosopher and feminist activist Mary Wollstonecraft.

Shelley's mother died less than a month after giving birth to her.

She was raised by her father who provided her with a rich if informal education, encouraging her to adhere to his own anarchist political theories.

When she was four, her father married a neighbour with whom Shelley came to have a troubled relationship.

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