Early Feminists: Mary Shelley and Her Mom

April 22, 2015 5:34 PM

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Early Feminists: Mary Shelley and Her Mom

A new biography explores the pioneering, shocking lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft, author of the pioneering feminist text “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,” lived just 10 days after the birth of her daughter, Mary Shelley. For the future author of “Frankenstein,” she continued to loom large.

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