LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Molly Dwyer, Author of Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein Tuesday, September 7, 2010 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Frankenstein was conceived during the summer of 1816 when Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley lived on Lake Geneva in the company of the infamous Lord Byron. Frankenstein matured into a novel during the following winter, while Mary lived mostly without Shelley in Bath, keeping her pregnant stepsister Claire hidden from wagging tongues. During that winter both Mary’s half-sister, Fanny, and Shelley’s abandoned wife, Harriet, killed themselves. On January 1, 1818, one year later, Frankenstein descended upon the world. Its author, now the married Mrs. Shelley, was twenty years old.