The Lockdown Chronicles 26: Mary S

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851) was an English novelist, best known for writing Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary and her extended family experienced both financial troubles and mental distress. She did not become financially independent until Sir Timothy Shelley died in April 1844, and her son Percy inherited his father’s legacies. [Wikipedia Entry] [University of Saskatchewan] [UPenn]

Text sources in addition to those in the footnote captions: Shelley, Mary (1823) Valperga: or, The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca, via Project Gutenberg Australia, available at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0606801h.html/; Banks J, Karjalainen H, Propper C. (2020) “Recessions and health: the long-term health consequences of responses to the coronavirus”, available from: https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14799/.

Source image: Portrait of Mary Shelley (1840) by Richard Rothwell (1800–1868), image file via Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or fewer. The original is at the National Portrait Gallery, London. This comic strip CC-BY-NC-SA; full context at epriego.blog

References

Shelley, M. (1823) Valperga: or, The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca, via Project Gutenberg Australia, available at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0606801h.html/ [Accessed 13 May 2020]

English Heritage, “Shelley, Mary (1797–1851)”, available at https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/blue-plaques/mary-shelley/ [Accessed 13 May 2020]

Warder, K. (1999) [?] “A Brief Biography of Mary Shelley”, in Frankenstein: a hypertext resource. Updated and reconceived by Joel Deshaye and Dave Mitchell at the University of Saskatchewan, available at https://www.usask.ca/english/frank/biostart.htm [Accessed 13 May 2020]

Curran, S. (n.d). “Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley”, in Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The Pennsylvania Electronic Edition. Available at http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/MShelley/bio.html [Accessed 13 May 2020]

Banks J, Karjalainen H, Propper C. (2020) “Recessions and health: the long-term health consequences of responses to the coronavirus”, available from: https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14799/ [Accessed 13 May 2020]

Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, available at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ [Accessed 13 May 2020]

Mental Health Foundation (1 May 2020) “The COVID-19 pandemic, financial inequality and mental health”, available at https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/research/coronavirus-mental-health-pandemic/covid-19-inequality-briefing  [Accessed 13 May 2020]

Joyce, R and Xu, X. (6 April 2020) “Sector shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis: which workers are most exposed?” Institute for Fiscal Studies, available at https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14791 [Accessed 13 May 2020]

The Lockdown Chronicles is a series of periodical comic strips made at night (in candlelight!) adapting and reusing openly-licensed or public domain items from online digital collections. Publication and tweetage are scheduled in advance. Historical sources are adapted and updated for the current pandemic; please refer to each strip’s references on each post for further context.  Catch up with the series at https://epriego.blog/tag/the-lockdown-chronicles/.