Category Archives: Claire Clairmont

WATCH: ‘Almost Invincible’ – An impressive fictional tale of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, who led a creative but tragedy-scarred life.

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Mary Shelley dies at 53 from a brain tumour.

Mary Shelley died on 1st February 1851 at 53 from a ‘Disease of the Brain Supposed Tumour in left hemisphere.’ She had been suffering from severe headaches for many years. Before her death she had been living with her son, … Continue reading

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Sorry, Mary Shelley, I missed your birthday! Belated remembrances for August 30th!

On that day, Tuesday, in 1814, Mary, Shelley and Claire were travelling back to England through Germany, after their elopement, on a boat on the Rhine. Mary turned seventeen. The river was “violent”and “swollen with high waves” Shelley wrote in … Continue reading

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Mary Shelley grew up in a household in 1814 that might be a social services case study today!

Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, grew up as Mary Godwin in a family that was far from conventional. Many of today’s concerns – blended families, unconventional living arrangements, single mothers, child support, are all there in the Godwin household of … Continue reading

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