Hipsters Throughout History (Part II)

07/26/2012 1:55 PM |


Mary Shelley

Shelley’s most famous character is a great early example of the “mash-up.” Indeed, Shelley herself is a great early example of a progressively raised, Park Slope hipster kid: her dad was the philosopher William Godwin (who came up with “Godwin’s Law” on the Internet) and proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Predictably, she ran off to Europe with a DJ poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.


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  • I’m glad you got Ed Sullivan’s photo with all the other hipsters. Ed Sullivan was definitely a hipster.