Percy Bysshe Shelley


Mary Shelley

Shelley married twice although disapproving of matrimony, as well as royalty, meat-eating and religion.
His first wife Harriet drowned herself; his second was Mary Shelley, daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. Shelley eloped with her when she was sixteen, along with her fifteen-year-old step-sister Jane “Claire” Clairmont: their triangular relationship endured for eight years. The summer of 1816 was spent on Lake Geneva with Byron where Mary began Frankenstein.