Mary Shelley A Literary Life by Na Na
  

Synopsis

Mary Shelley A Literary Life by Na Na

This comprehensive overview of Mary Shelley's life as an author frequently reads like an anthology of extracts from some of the most lurid and sensationalist novels of the early 19th century. After the stormy years of her relationship with Percy Shelley ended in his tragic death, Mary went on to raise her one surviving son, never sure of the loyalty of friends and threatened and intimidated by her dead husband's father. Shelley is known best as the author of Frankenstein, and an important function of this book is to reassess her achievement as the author of seven novels, innumerable short stories, biography, travel writing, and as the first editor of Percy Shelley's poetry and prose.

About the Author

John Williams is Reader in Literary Studies at the University of Greenwich.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
209 pages

Author

Na Na
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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

16th September 2000

ISBN

9780312228323


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