Mary Shelley & The Birth of Frankenstein, Part 2

Mary Shelley and The Birth of Frankenstein Five Part Series


Today in Part 2 of our series, writer SARAH PARKIN looks at the teenaged Mary Godwin’s budding relationship with Percy Shelley and the surrounding scandal that led to the birth of Frankenstein


11 November 1812 proved a milestone in Mary Godwin’s life.

A brief return to her father and step-mother’s house from a stay with family friends in Dundee saw her introduction to the Shelleys.

The lives of the couple had already been tempestuous.

Percy Shelley

Percy Shelley

Author: The Spooky Isles

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