Shortly after Shelley's widow returned to England from Italy in 18-23, Crabb Robinson met her at Godwin's house. "She looks elegant and sickly and young," he reported. "One would not suppose she was the author of 'Frankenstein.'"1
Certainly there was nothing in Mary Shelley's physical appearance to remind an observer of monsters and presumptuous scientists.2 She was of middle stature with slop____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Mary Shelley: Author of "Frankenstein". Contributors: Elizabeth Nitchie - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1970. Page number: 3.