Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Today is the death anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 - 1851). I've posted about her previously, but I think it's important to honor death anniversaries. Birthdays are great and all, but you're just honoring someone before they accomplished anything in life. Celebrate the birthdays of the living, but once they get a deathday, that takes precedent.

For our purposes, the most important things you need to know about Shelley are that she wrote Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus and she carried around the heart of her dead husband (Percy Bysshe Shelley) after he died at age 29 for the rest of her life.

Raise a glass of claret to Shelley today.

"Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated." Mrs Peggotty Arts & Paintings
Frankenstein's Monster Cross Stitch Kit from Gecko Rouge
Frankenstein Wood Poster by Wooden Posters
Frankenstein Lollipops by LousLollipops
Graphic Novel Modern Day Reinterpretation of Frankenstein: Issue 1 by IsabelBrothersArt

The Shelleys and their crowd were the romantic punks of their day. Dress appropriately in her honor.

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