Day 3 – Mary Shelley

3maryshelleyThis is Mary Shelley. Honestly, I knew nothing about her besides some sort of association with Lord Byron and Percy Shelley. Mary fell in love with Percy, an older, married man, when she was 16. She was an adored child, but once she cast her lot with Percy, her father did everything he could to thwart her. Percy was quite the flake, and she was in dire straits much of the time. To compound that, she lost 3 of her 4 children when they were very small. During all this tumult, she wrote Frankenstein! Apparently they were stuck in a villa somewhere unable to go out because of incessant rain, so they sat around the fire and told ghost stories. This is how she came up with the idea. The darkness of the story makes so much more sense understanding just a little of her life.


7 responses to “Day 3 – Mary Shelley”

  1. Mimi, your portrait of Mary Shelley is gorgeous. I had not known the history behind all this. Thanks for including it with your painting.

  2. Ciao Mimi, che meravigliosa arte la tua. Sei bravissima davvero, un grande talento. Ho letto che hai origini italiane spero tu possa leggere quanto ho scritto qui, non parlo inglese molto bene e non riesco ad esprimere quanta meravigliosa arte vedo qui. Un abbraccio

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