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The Resource Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon

Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon

Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley
Title
Romantic outlaws
Title remainder
the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Gordon
Creator
Author
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
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2015.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Charlotte
Dewey number
828.609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5841.W8
LC item number
Z716 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
  • Women authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • Romanticism
  • Romanticism
  • Women authors, English
Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-623) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death and a birth (1797-1801) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the early years (1759-1774) -- Mary Godwin : childhood and a new family (1801-1812) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : Hoxton and Bath (1774-1782) -- Mary Godwin : Scotland, an "eyry of freedom" (1810-1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : independence (1783-1785) -- Mary Godwin : "the sublime and rapturous moment" (1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : on the education of daughters (1785-1787) -- Mary Godwin : the break (1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : London (1786-1787) -- Mary Godwin : London and Bishopsgate (1814-1815) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the first vindication (1787-1791) -- Mary Godwin : "mad, bad and dangerous to know" (1816) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a revolution in female manners" (1791-1792) -- Mary Godwin : fits of fantasy (1816) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : Paris (1792-1793) -- Mary Shelley : retribution (1816-1817) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : in love (1792) -- Mary Shelley : Marlow and London (1817-1818) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "motherhood" (1793-1794) -- Mary Shelley : Italy, "the happy hours" (1818-1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : abandoned (1794-1795) -- Mary Shelley : "our little Will" (1818-1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "surely you will not forget me" (1795) -- Mary Shelley : "the mind of a woman" (1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : return home (1795-1796) -- Mary Shelley : "when winter comes" (1819-1820) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a humane and tender consideration" (1796) -- Mary Shelley : Pisa (1820-1821) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : in love again (1796) -- Mary Shelley : "league of incest" (1821-1822) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "I still mean to be independent" (1797) -- Mary Shelley : "it's all over" (1822) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a little patience" (1797) -- Mary Shelley : "the deepest solitude" (1823-1828) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the memoir (1797-1801) -- Mary Shelley : a writing life (1832-1836) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the wrongs (1797-1798) -- Mary Shelley : ramblings (1837-1848) -- Mary and Mary : heroic exertions
Control code
ocn908704244
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xviii, 649 pages
Isbn
9780812980479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812980479
  • (OCoLC)908704244
Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-623) 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
Death and a birth (1797-1801) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the early years (1759-1774) -- Mary Godwin : childhood and a new family (1801-1812) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : Hoxton and Bath (1774-1782) -- Mary Godwin : Scotland, an "eyry of freedom" (1810-1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : independence (1783-1785) -- Mary Godwin : "the sublime and rapturous moment" (1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : on the education of daughters (1785-1787) -- Mary Godwin : the break (1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : London (1786-1787) -- Mary Godwin : London and Bishopsgate (1814-1815) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the first vindication (1787-1791) -- Mary Godwin : "mad, bad and dangerous to know" (1816) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a revolution in female manners" (1791-1792) -- Mary Godwin : fits of fantasy (1816) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : Paris (1792-1793) -- Mary Shelley : retribution (1816-1817) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : in love (1792) -- Mary Shelley : Marlow and London (1817-1818) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "motherhood" (1793-1794) -- Mary Shelley : Italy, "the happy hours" (1818-1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : abandoned (1794-1795) -- Mary Shelley : "our little Will" (1818-1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "surely you will not forget me" (1795) -- Mary Shelley : "the mind of a woman" (1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : return home (1795-1796) -- Mary Shelley : "when winter comes" (1819-1820) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a humane and tender consideration" (1796) -- Mary Shelley : Pisa (1820-1821) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : in love again (1796) -- Mary Shelley : "league of incest" (1821-1822) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "I still mean to be independent" (1797) -- Mary Shelley : "it's all over" (1822) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a little patience" (1797) -- Mary Shelley : "the deepest solitude" (1823-1828) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the memoir (1797-1801) -- Mary Shelley : a writing life (1832-1836) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the wrongs (1797-1798) -- Mary Shelley : ramblings (1837-1848) -- Mary and Mary : heroic exertions
Control code
ocn908704244
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xviii, 649 pages
Isbn
9780812980479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812980479
  • (OCoLC)908704244

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