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Mary Shelley

Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: Manchester [England] : Carcanet Press Limited, 2013. 2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the age of twenty, Mary Shelley secured her place in history by writing Frankenstein (1818), now acknowledged as one of the great literary classics. The daughter of radical philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley lived an unconventional life dogged by tragedy. At sixteen she scandalised England by eloping with her married lover, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, but was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spark, Muriel.
Mary Shelley.
Manchester, [England] : Carcanet Press Limited, ©2013
390 pages
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Shelley
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Spark
ISBN: 9781847777676 1847777678
OCLC Number: 966299293
Description: 1 online resource (390 pages)
Contents: Introduction; Mary Shelley: Author's Note; Preface; Textual Note; PART I. Biographical; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; PART II. Critical; Foreword to Part II; Chapter 11: Frankenstein; Chapter 12: The Last Man; Chapter 13: Perkin Warbeck; Chapter 14: Mary Shelley as Critic; Chapter 15: A Note on Mary Shelley as a Practitioner of Verse; Chapter 16: Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Appendix; The Last Man --
An Abridged Version; Copyright
Responsibility: Muriel Spark.

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In the summer of 1816, aged nineteen, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. A pioneering work of science fiction, it captured the popular imagination from the start. The daughter of radical philosopher  Read more...

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