Mary shelley : frankenstein

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Mary Shelley ;

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851 was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel wrier, best known for her Gothicnovel Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Byssthe Shelley. Her father was the politicalphilosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.

The idea of the novel in 1816. John William Polidori and Byron resided at the Villa Diodati nearGeneva in Cologny on the lake Geneva and were visited by Shelley, Mary and her half-sister Claire lairmont. Being held inside by the incessant rain of the year without a summer (which he described in hispoem Darkness), Byron proposed to his guests each write a ghost story. Everyone more or acquitted less of its task, Byron wrote a script fragment which Polidori inspired to write "two or threemornings" The Vampyre, the novel which is the origin of the genre and inspire Dracula. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote a short story which he quickly lost interest and has not been preserved. Mary, meanwhile,found himself unable to invent one. But some days, between 10 and 16 June 1816, under the influence of Fantasmagoriana read (in their French version) of Vathek of William Beckford and a healthy dose ofopium, it was a nightmare where she had a vision of « the pale student considered the thing he animated ».

In Greek mythologie Prometheus is a Titan, the son of lapetus and Themis, and brother toAtlas, Epimetheus and Menoetius. He was a champion of mankind, known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. Zeus then punished him for his crime by having him boundto a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. His myth has been treated by a number of ancient sources, in which Prometheus is...
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