ATG Quirkies: Mary Shelley’s Graveyard Inspirations

by | Oct 26, 2018 | 0 comments

To say that Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein was a tad eccentric might be an understatement.

According to this post in JSTOR Daily , she “saw love and death as connected. She visited the cemetery to commune with her dead mother. And with her lover.” And that’s not all…

But to learn more, you’ll need to check out the full article Mary Shelley’s Obsession with the Cemetery

Above illustration is of the memorial to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley in Christchurch, England. By George J. Stodart. © National Portrait Gallery, London

 

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

 

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