Gothic Bookclub: In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson

15 April, 2019 – 7:30pm

Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain and Europe, as she coped with debt, infidelity and the deaths of three children, before early widowhood changed her life forever. Most astonishingly, it was while she was still a teenager that Mary composed her canonical novel Frankenstein, creating two of our most enduring archetypes today. The life story is well-known. But who was the woman who lived it? Published for the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, this is a major new work of biography by a prize-winning writer and poet.

This is a free event and will be held in the round drawing room. To register your attendance please email Claire.leighton@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk