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We must celebrate Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley this month, the great author of her most famous novel, Frankenstein. She was born August 30, 1797. She gave us the first monster, a monster that came to her in nightmarish images. Shelley could often be found reading by her mother’s grave and daydreaming helped her escape how things changed after her mother’s death and having a stepmother that presented challenges.

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was a devoted student of her father’s, became enamored with Mary though he was still married. They…