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Following Mother/Daughter Duo Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women, died of childbed fever just ten days after giving birth to Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. (Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for germ theory and widely available birth control.) They overlapped in life only briefly, but Wollstonecraft… » 6/05/15 12:30pm 6/05/15 12:30pm

The Horror, The Horror: Women Writers Provide Empowering Portraits

With Halloween is almost upon us, every major paper is running stories on haunted houses, scary movies, pop culture-inspired costumes and... horror fiction. One of the more interesting pieces, from Sunday's New York Times » 10/27/08 2:30pm 10/27/08 2:30pm, concerns the role of female authors in the horror genre. After naming Mary Shelley as the…