Friday, December 30, 2005

The Shelleys get hitched

1816 Two and a half years after eloping to Switzerland Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (daughter of the philosophical anarchist William Godwin and the equally famous Mary Wollstonecraft, feminist author of Vindication of the Rights of Women) and Percy Bysshe Shelley were married, upon learning that Shelley's first wife had drowned herself. Mary, author of Frankenstein, is generally called Mary Shelley to distinguish her from her illustrious mother.

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