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Google Doodle: Mary Shelley’s 213th birthday

Whenever a special occasion comes up, Google is there to help celebrate in way of a Google Doodle on their homepage. The latest event to get this treatment is Mary Shelley’s 213th birthday, who as we know was a famous British novelist.

What better way to help celebrate such a person than to appear on Google’s homepage, and will no doubt make the younger audience more aware of her work — the most famous being Frankenstein – you only have to see how popular it made Pac-man with the younger audience. Just remember not to make the mistake; the creator was Frankenstein, not the monster that he created.

Mary Shelley (Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) was born on 30 August 1797 and sadly died on 1 February 1851, making her 53 when she died after suffering a brain tumor. She was a well-respected writer when she died, but her novels became more popular after her passing. More details on Shelley can be found on Wikipedia.

Do you think that by appearing as a Google Doodle, Mary Shelley and other such novelist will get more reconnection in this digital age?

Written by Peter Chubb

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mypixelstory.com

We think this is a brilliant idea from Google! One of the best examples of corporate social responsibility and doing it in great style!

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Stephen
Stephen

I didn't know who she was, or what she had achieved. So by clicking on the google doodle I learned something new today. However I did spend a majority of the time trying to find the word Google in the picture which is usually the case with these google doodles. Am I looking for something that isn't there? Haha, oh well I learned who Mary Shelley is.

Monkeychops
Monkeychops

Looks like Google think they're the shizzle, oh look at us look how great we are our site's the best! … Let's all use Bing instead lol

geoff
geoff

i knew about her work thanks to my daughter having to write about her and the film that was made with her name Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein a great film and even better book.

Mark Ziff
Mark Ziff

Our usless education system again!

kira
kira

sAme

adriana
adriana

I agree, I had no idea who she was and now I want to go to the library and look her up! you go google!

Katie
Katie

Yes I think she will. I personally did not know who she was until clicking the Google Doodle.

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