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Mary Shelley

Awdur(on): Angela Wright

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Clawr Caled - 9781783168460 Clawr Meddal - 9781786831736 eLyfr - epub - 9781783168484 eLyfr - mobi - 9781783168491 eLyfr - pdf - 9781783168477

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Angela Wright’s book, Mary Shelley, part of a series of introductory guides to writers of the Gothic, offers an in-depth and scholarly focus on Shelley’s writings, in particular the fiction works she published between the first 1818 edition of Frankenstein and the second, revised 1831 version.


‘This book is an excellent introduction to Mary Shelley’s life and work – indeed, it is a must-read for all serious students of Shelley and the Gothic – but it is also stands on its own as a fine work of literary history and criticism, based as it is on meticulous scholarship. It insightfully shows, as few other studies have done, the symbolic and affective work done by the Gothic not just in Frankenstein but in all of Shelley’s major novels and stories from the late 1810s through the late 1830s.’
- Professor Jerrold E. Hogle, University of Arizona

‘Angela Wright’s Mary Shelley is an elegant and critically insightful tribute to a major figure in British Romanticism. Wright writes sensitively and movingly about the life and works of one who, well beyond the example of Frankenstein, often turned to the Gothic to articulate the loss and devastation that beset her.
- Professor Dale Townshend, Manchester Metropolitan University

‘Providing a refreshing departure from previous scholars who have read Frankenstein in isolation, Angela Wright reads Mary Shelley’s writing career holistically, as an ongoing negotiation with a series of connected themes – most significantly, the Gothic. Wright’s great strength is that she understands the Gothic tradition as an intellectual tradition, so that Shelley’s engagement with her Gothic predecessors becomes as complex and nuanced as with her Romantic peers or with scientific thought. As a result, new insight is provided here into Shelley as a writer at work. This volume is written with great clarity and verve, and will gratify both Shelley scholars seeking a fresh angle on the subject, and students and readers seeking an accessible introduction to Shelley’s writing.’
- Catherine Spooner, Professor of Literature and Culture, Lancaster University


Mary Shelley: A Chronology
Chapter One: Frankenstein
Chapter Two: Matilda
Chapter Three: Valperga
Chapter Four: ‘On Ghosts’ and The Last Man
Chapter Five: ‘Terror, Horror and Transformation’
Henry Fuseli. ‘The Nightmare’
Engraving of ‘Juliet’ from The Keepsake for 1831

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