Mary Shelley was born August 30, 1797. She is best known for authoring the classic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus." Despite her writing success, her life was wrought with tragedy-her mother died 10 days after her birth, only one of her four children reached adulthood, her husband drowned, her step-sister committed suicide, and she ultimately succumbed to brain cancer.
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Written by Curiosity Staff August 30, 2014
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