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The Resource Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon

Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon

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Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley
Title
Romantic outlaws
Title remainder
the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Gordon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and her daughter Mary Shelley (1797-1851) have each been the subject of numerous biographies by top tier writers, yet no author has ever examined their lives in tandem. Perhaps this is because these two amazing women never knew each other--Wollstonecraft died of infection at the age of 38, a week after giving birth to her daughter. Nevertheless their lives were closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies so eerily similar, it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became famous writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible authors; both were single mothers and had children out of wedlock (a shocking and self-destructive act in their day); both broke out of the rigid conventions of their era and lived in exile; and both played important roles in the Romantic era during which they lived. The lives of both Marys were nothing less than extraordinary, providing fabulous material for Charlotte Gordon, a gifted story teller. She seamlessly weaves their lives together in back and forth narratives, taking readers on a vivid journey across Revolutionary France and Victorian England, from the Italian seaports to the highlands of Scotland, in a book that reads like a richly textured historical novel"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5841.W8
LC item number
Z716 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky261394856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 649 pages
Isbn
9781400068425
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014014841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2051546
Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky261394856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 649 pages
Isbn
9781400068425
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014014841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2051546

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