It is June 16, 1848. You have traveled to London and are seated in the parlor of 24 Chester Square, where you await the lady of the house- fifty year old Mary Godwin Shelley.
Register and join reenactor Debra Ann Miller in person to peek into the life of Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley was the daughter of social revolutionaries William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, wife of romantic poet Percy Shelly, and mother of Frankenstein and his monster. But beneath the sweeping romantic tale of love unbound by societal convention and a life of travel, is the truth of the life of Mary Shelley; abandoned, disowned and betrayed, wounded by the deaths of husband and children, she was besieged by creditors and so called friends. By 1848, Mary is financially secure at last, her most recent book has been well received, and her only living son is on the verge of marriage.
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