Camden in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley
Poet & Radical Thinker
Author of Frankenstein
lived in a house
on this site
Erected 2009 by Marchmont Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the England - London - Marchmont Association Plaques series list.
Location. 51° 31.555′ N, 0° 7.546′ W. Marker is in Camden, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Marchmont Street and Tavistock Place, on the right when traveling south on Marchmont Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 87 Marchmont Street, Camden, England WC1N 1AL, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Anne Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Lenin (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Rowland Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerome K. Jerome (within shouting Mark Ashton (within shouting distance of this marker); William Empson (within shouting distance of this marker); Emlyn Williams (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kenneth Williams (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
More about this marker. The Marchmont Association website indicates that this marker was unveiled on December 19, 2009, by Ann Wroe, author of "Being Shelley".
Also see . . .
1. Percy Bysshe Shelley (Mary Shelley Wiki). Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was an English poet, widely regarded as one of the “Big Six” writers of the Romantic Period (along with William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, and close friend, Lord Byron), though he did not experience much fame during his lifetime. His radical philosophical views and troubled personal life did little to gain public admiration, and it wasn’t until much after his death that his poems and essays were entered into the literary canon of the time....Shelley’s most famous works include the poems “Ozymandias”, “Ode to the West Wind”, “Mont Blanc”, and his chef-d'oeuvre, "Prometheus Unbound". (Submitted on April 10, 2018.)
2. Mary Shelley (Wikipedia). Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. (Submitted on April 10, 2018.)
Additional keywords. Blue Plaque
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.