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The Resource Mary Shelley, Miranda Seymour

Mary Shelley, Miranda Seymour

Label
Mary Shelley
Title
Mary Shelley
Statement of responsibility
Miranda Seymour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Shelley is the definitive account of the gifted and tragic author whose escape to France at seventeen with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley caused great scandal in London and permanently scarred her reputation. The couple traveled, with Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont in tow, from France to Italy and Switzerland. In the summer of 1816 they rented a villa near Lord Byron's on Lake Geneva where, on a famous night of eerie thunderstorms, they told ghost stories and tales of horror. From that night emerged the idea of Frankenstein, a monster who has become an archetype of societal rejection and has haunted imaginations for nearly two hundred years. His creator was an eighteen-year-old girl." "Tragedy shadowed Mary; she came to lose three of her four children in infancy, and when she was twenty-four, Shelley drowned off the coast of Italy. After his death she moved back to a bleak and impoverished England with her only remaining child and was reduced to hack writing to make ends meet."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seymour, Miranda
Dewey number
  • 823/.7
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5398
LC item number
.S47 2000b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Women and literature
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Women and literature
  • England
  • Women and literature
  • Authors, English
Label
Mary Shelley, Miranda Seymour
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-620) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Motherless Child -- The Age of Prometheus 1789-1800 -- A Birth and a Death 1797-1798 -- Father and Daughter 1798-1801 -- A Shared Life 1801-1807 -- Tensions 1807-1812 -- A Glassite Household 1812-1814 -- Love and Confusion 1814 -- Freedom -- Six Weeks in Europe 1814 -- Experiments in Living 1814-1815 -- Retreat from London 1815-1816 -- Storms on the Lake 1816 -- Distressing Events 1816 -- At Albion House 1817-1818 -- Italy -- Joys and Losses 1818 -- A Mysterious History 1818-1819 -- A Loss and a Gain 1819-1820 -- In Absentia Clariae 1820 -- Life on the Lung'Arno 1821 -- Don Juan among the Ladies 1821-1822 -- At the Villa Magni May--August 1822 -- A Woman of Ill Repute -- Bitter Waters 1822-1823 -- Fame, of a Kind 1823-1824 -- Literary Matters 1824-1829 -- Private Matters 1824-1827 -- A Curious Marriage 1827-1828 -- The Hideous Progeny 1828-1831 -- Entering Society 1830-1834 -- Relinquishing Pleasure 1833-1836 -- Keeper of the Shrine -- Problems of Reputation 1836-1838 -- Reparation and Renewal 1838-1840 -- Continental Rambles 1840-1844 -- Enter, the Italians 1843-1844 -- Blackmail and Forgery 1844-1846 -- Anxious Times 1845-1848 -- The Chosen One 1848-1851 -- Afterlife -- An Account of the Burial of Shelley's Heart -- Some Unpublished Letters -- Portraits of Mary Shelley
Control code
ocm46731236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 655 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802117021
Lccn
2001035094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46731236
  • (OCoLC)46731236
Label
Mary Shelley, Miranda Seymour
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-620) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Motherless Child -- The Age of Prometheus 1789-1800 -- A Birth and a Death 1797-1798 -- Father and Daughter 1798-1801 -- A Shared Life 1801-1807 -- Tensions 1807-1812 -- A Glassite Household 1812-1814 -- Love and Confusion 1814 -- Freedom -- Six Weeks in Europe 1814 -- Experiments in Living 1814-1815 -- Retreat from London 1815-1816 -- Storms on the Lake 1816 -- Distressing Events 1816 -- At Albion House 1817-1818 -- Italy -- Joys and Losses 1818 -- A Mysterious History 1818-1819 -- A Loss and a Gain 1819-1820 -- In Absentia Clariae 1820 -- Life on the Lung'Arno 1821 -- Don Juan among the Ladies 1821-1822 -- At the Villa Magni May--August 1822 -- A Woman of Ill Repute -- Bitter Waters 1822-1823 -- Fame, of a Kind 1823-1824 -- Literary Matters 1824-1829 -- Private Matters 1824-1827 -- A Curious Marriage 1827-1828 -- The Hideous Progeny 1828-1831 -- Entering Society 1830-1834 -- Relinquishing Pleasure 1833-1836 -- Keeper of the Shrine -- Problems of Reputation 1836-1838 -- Reparation and Renewal 1838-1840 -- Continental Rambles 1840-1844 -- Enter, the Italians 1843-1844 -- Blackmail and Forgery 1844-1846 -- Anxious Times 1845-1848 -- The Chosen One 1848-1851 -- Afterlife -- An Account of the Burial of Shelley's Heart -- Some Unpublished Letters -- Portraits of Mary Shelley
Control code
ocm46731236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 655 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802117021
Lccn
2001035094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46731236
  • (OCoLC)46731236

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