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Happy Birthday Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley! (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851)

English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). 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 Mary Wollstonecraft. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks:

1. “Mrs. Percy Shelley” from The Romance of Mary W. Shelley, John Howard Payne and Washington Irving. The Bibliophile Society. This Edition is Limited to 470 Copies. Printed for Members Only. Boston, 1907.

2. Title page of The Romance of Mary W. Shelley, John Howard Payne and Washington Irving. The Bibliophile Society. This Edition is Limited to 470 Copies. Printed for Members Only. Boston, 1907.

3. Cover detail from Proserpine & Midas. Two Unpublished Mythological Dramas by Mary Shelley.  Edited with an Introduction by A. Koszul.  London: Humphrey Milford, 1922.