Virginia Woolf (English, 1882-1941) at Monk’s House, Sussex, date unknown. Woolf was regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. In her works she experimented with stream-of-consciousness and the underlying psychological as well as emotional motives of characters.
Mary Shelley 1797-1851 English writer, Shelley had an unhappy childhood after her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died. Aged 16 she ran away to Europe with the poet Percy Bysshe. One summer they shared a house in Switzerland with othe poets and thinkers including Lord Byron. While there Mary wrote one of the most famous horror stories of al time, about a student called Frankenstein and the terrible monster that he created
Mary Wollestonecraft - Anglo-Irish feminist, writer, and human rights activist. Mother of Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein. Major works include: "Vindication of the Rights of Woman" & "Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman " http://www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/marywollstonecraft.html