Mary Shelley and Frankenstein. Mary Shelley and Frankenstein. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was born on August 30, 1797 in London, England. She was the daughter of philosopher and writer William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft . Her mother died shortly after her birth
"Dream that my little baby came to life again-- that it had only been cold & that we rubbed it before the fire & it lived."