Mary Shelley, Author of Frankenstein


The image shows a portrait of Mary Shelley from 1831, 13 years after Frankenstein was first published. She was 18 years old when she came up with the story for Frankenstein, and 20 years old when it was first published. In the image, she is 33 years old. Mary Shelley died at the age of 53.

Source: Blakemore, Erin. “'Frankenstein' Was Born during a Ghastly Vacation 200 Years Ago.”, A&E Television Networks, 9 Mar. 2018,

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  • Samuel John Stump

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