Author of the Fortnight: Mary Shelley

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw

Mary Shelley was an English writer and novelist, perhaps most famous for her gothic – horror novel ‘Frankenstein’; throughout the world, Shelley’s work is widely acknowledged, and analysed in great detail.

Born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, within the city of London in 1797. Born to her mother Mary Wollstonecraft, and her father William Godwin, Shelley was said to have a pleasant childhood, during her early life.

As a result of Wollstonecraft's untimely death, Godwin was left to take care of Shelley, and her half – sister Fanny Imlay himself ; at the age of 4 however, Shelley’s father married Mary Jane Clairmont. Although William Godwin was happily married to Clairmont, Shelley despised her new mother.

Mary Shelley began work on her first novel, whilst travelling in Geneva with Percy Shelley, her son, and Clair Clairmont, one of Shelley’s step – sisters. Aspiring to write a novel, based upon German ghost stories she had heard, Shelley began to formulate a piece of fiction: this would later go on to become ‘Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus’.


There is a new writing competition, upon the theme of ‘imagery’.
Entries may be written in any form, however must be written based on the image below:

The winner of the competition, will be featured in all blog posts for two weeks, and other participants, will also be featured in an ‘review’ blog post.
To enter, please send me your work using the ‘Contact’ section of my blog.
The closing date for the competition is the 15th of August.
Thank you for taking part!