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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Alias: Maria


Medium build, about 5'4" tall, fair complexion, deep chestnut brown hair (slightly curly), haunted brown eyes that flash hazel and gold in sunlight, dainty but utilitarian hands (slender fingers with short, neat unpolished nails), full lips that often look amorous and passionate even when Maria's face is serene.


Born August 30, 1797 in London, England. Died February 1, 1851 at the age of 54 (of natural causes, I suspect). English Romantic novelist best known for _Frankenstein: The Modern Modern Prometheus_. Wrote several other novels dealing with historical romances and fantasy themes; also wrote a travel book recounting her tour through Italy and a summer spent near Geneva with her husband. Was fascinated with death, the figure of power hungry scientists, passion and sensuality (though it gets repressed in her stories!). Was the only daughter of two intellectuals: William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. Languages: English, some French and Italian. Free-thinking and prone to being impetuous. Had a passionate, highly charged relationship with her husband, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley--with whom she eloped despite the outrage of both their parents; mourned his death even in her fantasy stories. Took charge of their only surviving child, Percy. (Did they run out of names, or what?!)


powers of observation, philosophical analysis, storytelling (ok, that's debatable!), editing, finding out old or lost information, reading, communication, promotion/publicity; probably very persuasive in bed. :)

Personality Questions

Would your character prefer a game of chess or a game of football?
If your character found a wallet in the street, would they return it?
Would your character be more likely to be the life of the party or to quietly observe the goings-on?
Life of the party
Would your character be found on the top of a pyramid of people or on the bottom?
Pretending to be your character, rank the following statements in order of truth. Leave out statements that are false about your character.
d. I notice my surroundings
e. I love to read
b. I am physically above-average
f. I always tell the truth
a. Other people listen to what I say
c. I am clever with my hands