Mary Shelley

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Mary Shelley traces the unusual life of the author of one of the most famous and terrifying novels of all time, Frankenstein. Martin Garrett looks at Mary Shelley's unconventional early life as the daughter of the free-thinking feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who died soon after Shelley's birth, and the radical philosopher William Godwin, her elopement with Percy Bysshe Shelley and his encouragement of her writing, and her life after Percy's death. With prominent literary figures such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, and Lord Byron appearing throughout, Mary Shelley features photographs, paintings, journal entries, and manuscripts that help re-create the life of an extraordinary woman

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The incredible life of Mary Shelley, daughter of writers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, is recounted here in an inviting, engaging format. Readers already know the facts of Shelley's life-the ... Read full review


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Dr. Martin Garrett is a lifelong aficionado of 19th-century English literature.

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