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Proserpine and Midas Two Mythological

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ISBN-10: 1406805408

ISBN-13: 9781406805406

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mary Shelley

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List price: $9.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in England on August 30, 1797. Her parents were two celebrated liberal thinkers, William Godwin, a social philosopher, and Mary Wollstonecraft, a women's rights advocate. Eleven days after Mary's birth, her mother died of puerperal fever. Four motherless years later, Godwin married Mary Jane Clairmont, bringing her and her two children into the same household with Mary and her half-sister, Fanny. Mary's idolization of her father, his detached and rational treatment of their bond, and her step-mother's preference for her own children created a tense and awkward home. Mary's education and free-thinking were encouraged, so it should not surprise us today…