Mary Shelley, was a writer during the late 18th and early 19th century. Her most famous work 'Frankenstein' has sold millions of copies worldwide, and has been studied by millions of literary students and aspiring writers.
Mary Shelly had married a fellow writer, Percy Bysshe Shelley, who is said to have had a significant impact on her writing and was an important figure with regards to the development of Frankenstein.
Unfortunately, Mary Shelley lived a life of sorrow and despair because Percy Bysshe Shelley died unexpectedly after his ship had capsized and he drowned. Nearly thirty years later, Mary Shelley passed away. Exactly a year after her death, her remaining family members opened up her desk to find locks of her dead children's hair, a notebook she had shared with Percy Bysshe Shelley, and a piece of silk containing what remained of his ashes and pieces of his heart!