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Happy birthday to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August, 1797 – 1 February, 1851)!

Portrait of Mary Shelley

“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.”
- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818)

Happy early birthday also to aragornlover, alii_s, beatonna, agameofthree, nowitsdark0, ekeppich, jinxed_wood, princeofcairo, chickenfried_jo, llembas, soonerwxgirl, delenn1960, sueworld2003, shagungu, xanath, northwestmagpie, curtana, sneakybea, litlover12, and mrua7. May you enjoy many happy returns of the day!


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Aug. 30th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the wishes! I like that 'early' happy birthday!
Sep. 7th, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yay! You're most welcome!
Aug. 30th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
One of my long-running fancies has been the idea of a novel about William Blake's love affair with Mary Wollstonecraft. There are bits of Blake that could be interpreted as evidence of this: his poem "Mary" (Some said she was proud, some called her a whore) and the line in "An Island in the Moon" where Quid the Cynic (Blake's avatar character) says to an unnamed woman "I think your face is like that noble beast the Tyger." Of course it would be all invention, a kind of historical fanfic. . . .
Aug. 30th, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
I would read that.
Sep. 7th, 2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I would read that, too! Sounds brilliant!
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