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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
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Charlotte Gordon
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Extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley
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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"--provided by publisher
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Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley were ardent feminists long before feminism was cool -- actually, it was considered morally suspect. In Romantic Outlaws, author Charlotte Gordon relates their lives in alternating chapters, demonstrating the parallels between their philosophical and socially conscious outlooks. Wollstonecraft, who penned the revolutionary Vindication of the Rights of Women, died just two weeks after her daughter's 1797 birth, but Shelley (author ofFrankenstein), who led a similarly tumultuous life, found inspiration in her mother's writings. Viewing the remarkable women's biographies in parallel provides unexpected insights and enriched appreciation of their achievements. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2015.
Biography type
collective biography
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10414054
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley
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Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-627) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 649 pages)
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online
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9780812996517
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations.
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E8358C74-83AA-4073-8D0F-5CFA37533C91
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(OCoLC)907537696
Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-627) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 649 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812996517
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E8358C74-83AA-4073-8D0F-5CFA37533C91
System control number
(OCoLC)907537696
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