Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

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Mary Wollstonecraft, was born August 30, 1797, and became Mary Shelley after marrying Percy Shelley at the age of 19. Her husband was a poet and knew Lord Byron, who was also a poet. While at Lord Byron’s home, Byron suggested that he and his guests write horror stories and share them. Upon that suggestion, Mary Shelley wrote the story of Frankenstein, and when it was published in 1818, it became a great success. Mary Shelley wrote other stories, but none of them were ever as successful as Frankenstein. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly died, February 1, 1851 of brain cancer.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Listen to the full audio book of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. There’s a dramatic version or the solo version to listen to.

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BiographyMary Shelley

Woman’s History: About: Mary Shelley
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Wikipedia: Mary Shelley

Wikipedia offers a longer biography of Shelley’s life.

DLTK: Frankenstein’s Monster Crafts – Treat holder, doorknob hanger, draw the details art sheet, puppet, mask, coloring pages and more!

Kids Activity Blog: 25 Frankenstein Crafts and Recipes for Kids – Offers a variety of fun and interesting Frankenstein activities. 

Crafty Morning: 12 Friendly Frankenstein Crafts – Cute crafts for younger children that include: Hand and Food Frankenstein’s, wooden blocks, craft stick Franken-head, and other.

Listen to a biography about Mary Shelley with the video below.

The Life of Mary Shelley

Short Film: Frankenstein 1910 Silent Movie

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