Mary Shelley — English Author born on August 30, 1797, died on February 01, 1851

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

The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.
What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.

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