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Claire Clairmont - Regency Rebel

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Claire Clairmont was arguably part of one of the most famous summers ever spent in literary history, in Switzerland .  The step-sister of Mary Shelley, sister-in-law of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Claire was also the lover of George, Lord Byron and mother of his child.  She was witness to the birth of Frankenstein and Polidori's the Vampyr.  Her later life inspired Henry James novel The Aspern Papers. So who really was Claire Clairmont, and what happened to her after the years when she was the third wheel to Mary and Percy Shelley?

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