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Top 10 Smartest Couples in History

By Becky Ferreira Dec 12, 2012

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Though Mary Wollstonecraft wasn't there to raise her second daughter, Mary Shelley was still very influenced by her mother's legacy. Wild, passionate, and smart, Mary ran away with Percy Shelley at only 16. They lived a tumultuous, nomadic life, made many influential friends during their adventures, and matured into one of the most famous literary power couples of all time. Percy Shelley's poetry and idealism still inspire writers today, and some argue Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is the first work of science fiction.

Tags: science, sci fi, slideshows, literature, frankenstein, life, mary shelley

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Becky Ferreira

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