Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley
, by Charlotte Gordon, Random House, 672 pages, $30
the exhibit features such writers as Mary Shelley
, who was 19 in 1816 when she wrote ''Frankenstein'' as the result of a dare to come up with something scarier than contemporary Gothic horror.
The occasion for the volume and exhibition under review is the purchase in 2004 by the Bodleian Libraries of the Abinger Papers, the final portion of the Shelley family archive inherited by Sir Percy Florence Shelley, son of Percy and Mary Shelley
, and protected through the Victorian period by him and his wife Lady Jane Shelley.
Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe will be shifting from the favorite Hogwarts wizard to a hunchback on the big screen in 20th Century Fox's upcoming take on the Mary Shelley
classic novel "Frankenstein.
BORN CLARK Gable, American Editor, 1901, above LISA Marie Presley, singer, 1968 BORIS Yeltsin, Russian leader, 1931 DIED BUSTER Keaton, film actor, 1966 MARY Shelley
, author, 1851 GEORGE Cruikshank, caricaturist, 1878
FEBRUARY Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka MARCH NW by Zadie Smith The Good Wife by Elizabeth Buchan Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Play to Kill by P J Tracy APRIL Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl In My Sister's Shoes by Sinead Moriarty Submarine by Joe Dunthorne The Spy Who Came in From The Cold by John Le Carre MAY The Accidental by Ali Smith A Zoo in My Luggage by Gerald Durrell Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
JUNE Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller Midnight in Peking by Paul French Crossfire by Dick Francis
One has to do with the writer Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), her daughter Mary Shelley
, and the English Romantic poets, while the other concerns not only the artist herself and her relationship with her family--above all her five sisters--but also her struggle with M.
These relationships to Percy Shelley's after-effects attest that Mary Shelley
had good reason to make resilient claims for her authority over the poet's life and works when she came to prepare her 1839 edition of his poems.
Mellor admits--or rather, if we've been attending to the arguments of earlier contributors, reiterates--the autobiographical subtext present in biography: it's the biographer's as much as the subject's personal experience and feminist commitment that make Mary Shelley
This novel leads to an understanding of what drove Mary Shelley
to create the monster Frankenstein, Claire Rosser, KLIATT
Leibevitz's child, maybe in the future we can hear about the conception of Mary Shelley
and her parents, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.
Whether it was cannibalizing aircraft parts to put together a bomber that would make even Mary Shelley
proud, using lawnmowers to service B-17s with oxygen, or just plain making multiple bombing passes on Japanese troop ships--even though the odds were dead set against them--the story of the first months of the Pacific war is one of endurance, long-suffering, and chutzpah, and all in the face of certain defeat.