Mary Shelley Death Cause and Date

Mary Shelley's Death

Born (Birthday) August 30, 1797

Death Date February 1, 1851

Age of Death 53 years

Cause of Death Brain Tumours

Profession Novelist

The novelist Mary Shelley died at the age of 53. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British author best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. Her less famous works include novels such as Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, and The Last Man.

Both of her parents were also writers. Her father was philosopher William Godwin and her mother was feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who died just ten days after her birth. She married Percy Bysshe Shelley after bearing him an illegitimate child. 

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It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with.

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But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be – a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.

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A king is always a king – and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.

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I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

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And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.

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