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In search of Mary Shelley, Fiona Sampson

Label
In search of Mary Shelley
Title
In search of Mary Shelley
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Sampson
Title variation
In search of Mary Shelley
Title variation remainder
the girl who wrote Frankenstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We know the facts of Mary Shelley's life in some detail--the death of her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father, William Godwin, in a house full of radical thinkers, poets, philosophers, and writers; her elopement, at the age of seventeen, with Percy Shelley; the years of peripatetic travel across Europe that followed. But there has been no literary biography written this century, and previous books have ignored the real person--what she actually thought and felt and why she did what she did--despite the fact that Mary and her group of second-generation Romantics were extremely interested in the psychological aspect of life. In this probing narrative, Fiona Sampson pursues Mary Shelley through her turbulent life, much as Victor Frankenstein tracked his monster across the arctic wastes. Sampson has written a book that finally answers the question of how it was that a nineteen-year-old came to write a novel so dark, mysterious, anguished, and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later. No previous biographer has ever truly considered this question, let alone answered it
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
FLM
Dewey number
  • 823/.7
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5398
LC item number
.S26 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In search of Mary Shelley, Fiona Sampson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-294) 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
Part One: The Instruments of Life -- The Instruments of Life -- Learning to Look --Through a Door Partly Opened --Elopement -- Becoming a Couple --At Villa Diodati -- A Young writer -- Emigrants --Part Two: Borne Away by the Waves -- Le rêve est fini --The Mona Lisa Smile -- Coda
Control code
on1037008409
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681777528
  • (OCoLC)1037008409
Label
In search of Mary Shelley, Fiona Sampson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-294) 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
Part One: The Instruments of Life -- The Instruments of Life -- Learning to Look --Through a Door Partly Opened --Elopement -- Becoming a Couple --At Villa Diodati -- A Young writer -- Emigrants --Part Two: Borne Away by the Waves -- Le rêve est fini --The Mona Lisa Smile -- Coda
Control code
on1037008409
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681777528
  • (OCoLC)1037008409

Library Locations

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