At 16, Mary Wollstonecraft shocked England when she ran away with her married lover, the tempestuous, brilliant poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. then, at 20, she secured her place in history by writing "Frankenstein", now acknowledged as one of the great literary classics of all time. This biography recounts the life and loves of this legendary woman, from her youth as the daughter of a philosopher and a pioneering feminist, through her passionate, turbulent marriage, and her career as a writer and editor.
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Muriel Spark is an internationally respected biographer, critic and novelist whose works include THE BALLAD OF PECKHAM RYE, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE and A FAR CRY FROM KENSINGTON.From Publishers Weekly:
This is a revised and welcome version of Spark's acclaimed first book, Child of Light, which was published in England in 1951 and only now appears here. Mary Shelleydaughter of two progressive thinkers, the philosopher William Godwin and the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft; for eight years the wife of the poet Shelley; and author of Frankenstein, the first important work of science fictionis a figure of abiding appeal. Spark covers the facts of Mary's life (her upbringing, elopement with Shelley, friendship with Bryon, the struggle to support herself and her son by the pen after Shelley's death); in part two she brings her astute critical intelligence to bear on Mary's novels, principally Frankenstein and the futuristic The Last Man, and Mary's posthumous editing of Shelley's poetry. Most of the literary currents of the time met in Mary Shelley, including gothicism and idealistic romance. Her essentially down-to-earth temperament tugged against the last two, but that simply adds to her interest. Illustrations.
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