Notes

Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley!

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes a history of Mary Shelley in pop culture for SyFy. “There’s no denying that Mary Shelley led a fascinating life. She was the child of two prominent political writers, one of whom was a renowned proto-feminist who died shortly after childbirth. She was the wife of one of the most famous poets of their time, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and was known to carry around her dead lover’s heart in a box after his tragic early death. In short: this woman was really living the legend well before scandal could do her any favors.”

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