Monster: The Story of a Young Mary Shelley #ad - Two centuries ago, a twenty-year-old woman invented science fiction. At fifteen, she became involved with one of the greatest poets in England and made love to him on her mother’s grave. And her mentor, lord byron, challenged her to prove she was as good a writer as the best poet-philosophers of the Enlightenment.
When she was sixteen, she escaped from home by running away for a six-week walking tour of Europe, and shared Percy Bysshe Shelley with her sister. A fictionalized autobiography of the woman who wrote Frankenstein.
The Voyage OutOpen Road Media #ad - Dalloway E. M. Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative. New republic this ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Shy and introspective, rachel tentatively agrees, and soon finds herself on a voyage of liberation and self-discovery as she experiences the excitement and calamity of young love.
Aboard her father’s cargo ship, young rachel Vinrace meets Helen and Ridley Ambrose, her aunt and uncle, who invite her to join them at a South American resort for the winter. Forster. With an appearance by clarissa dalloway—and a fateful encounter between her husband and Rachel—Virginia Woolf’s debut novel anticipates the groundbreaking brilliance of her later works while displaying all their wit, insight, and heartbreaking sensitivity.
The Voyage Out #ad - For all its tragic interest, the voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer. As poignant as anything in modern fiction”: An English girl comes of age on a journey to South America in this debut novel by the author of Mrs.
In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote FrankensteinPegasus Books #ad - 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, anguished, mysterious, and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later. Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein in 1818, a prize-winning poet delivers a major new biography of Mary Shelley—as she has never been seen before.
We know the facts of mary shelley’s life in some detail—the death of her mother, poets, William Godwin, at the age of seventeen, in a house full of radical thinkers, within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father, and writers; her elopement, philosophers, Mary Wollstonecraft, with Percy Shelley; the years of peripatetic travel across Europe that followed.
In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein #ad - 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. No previous biographer has ever truly considered this question, let alone answered it.
Mary, Mrs. A. Lincoln: A NovelMariner Books #ad - From her room in bellevue place, revealing the ebbs and flows of her passion and depression, mary chronicles her tempestuous childhood in a slaveholding Southern family and takes readers through the years after her husband’s death, and her ultimate redemption, her poverty and ridicule, in a novel that is both a fascinating look at a nineteenth-century woman’s experience and “an old-fashioned pleasure to read” The Plain Dealer.
She also ran her family into debt, held seances in the White House, and was committed to an insane asylum—which is where Janis Cooke Newman’s debut novel begins. A novel about the life of mary todd lincoln, narrated by the First Lady herself, a USA Today choice for Best Historical Fiction of the Year.
Mary, Mrs. A. Lincoln: A Novel #ad - A los angeles times Book Prize Finalist . She was a political strategist, a supporter of emancipation, and a mother who survived the loss of three children and the assassination of her beloved husband. The wife of abraham Lincoln is one of history’s most misunderstood and enigmatic women.
Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Bloomsbury SigmaBloomsbury Sigma #ad - Sensational science demonstrations caught the imagination of the general public, while the newspapers were full of lurid tales of murderers and resurrectionists. Making the monster explores the scientific background behind Mary Shelley's book. The years before the book's publication saw huge advances in our understanding of the natural sciences, in areas such as electricity and physiology, for example.
. Even the name 'frankenstein' has become a by-word for evil scientists and dangerous experiments. How did a teenager with no formal education come up with the idea for an extraordinary novel such as Frankenstein? Clues are dotted throughout Georgian science and popular culture. Frankenstein: or, modern prometheus by mary shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science-fiction genres, and her creation has become part of our everyday culture, from cartoons to Hallowe'en costumes.
Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Bloomsbury Sigma #ad - The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Is there any science fact behind the science fiction? and how might a real-life Victor Frankenstein have gone about creating his monster? From tales of volcanic eruptions, to experimental surgery, 'monsters' and electrical experiments on human cadavers, Kathryn Harkup examines the science and scientists that influenced Shelley, artificial life and chemical revolutions, and inspired her most famous creation.
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created FrankensteinRoaring Brook Press #ad - What most people don't know, however, is that the seeds of her novel had been planted long before that night. Mary poured her grief, and passion into the powerful book still revered two hundred years later, pain, and in Mary's Monster, author/illustrator Lita Judge has poured her own passion into a gorgeous book that pays tribute to the life of this incredible author.
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein #ad - A 2019 ncss-cbc notable social studies trade bookA 2019 Amelia Bloomer Project BookThis title has Common Core connections. Both timely and terrifying. Gregory macguire, mary’s monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, New York Times–bestselling author of WickedPairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time.
Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning Frankenstein in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. By age nineteen, was living in scandal with a married man, she had been disowned by her family, and had lost her baby daughter just days after her birth.
The Asylum: A NovelMariner Books #ad - The reply is chilling: Georgina Ferrars is safe at home with him in London. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. The doctor, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton, Maynard Straker, then suffered a seizure. Confused and disoriented, a remote asylum in England, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, with no memory of the past few weeks.
Redolent with a sense of foreboding . . . A splendid read!” —historical novel society, Editors’ Choice “Readers are guaranteed a thoroughly diverting time in Harwood’s not-to-be-trusted hands. The independent “Harwood, master of creeping Victorian horror, does it again. . . . Twisted in every sense of the word.
The Asylum: A Novel #ad - Booklist. In this “deliciously spooky” victorian gothic, a woman’s past could be the death of her—if she can remember it The New York Times Book Review. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle. Who is the woman in her uncle’s house? which woman is the imposter? From a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of the asylum, and her sanity, the perilous quest for answers draws Georgina only deeper into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival, depend.
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary ShelleyRandom House #ad - But another was just beginning. Each in her own time fought against the injustices women faced and wrote books that changed literary history. Wollstonecraft’s daughter Mary was to follow a similarly audacious path. In 1797, less than two weeks after giving birth to her second daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft died, and a remarkable life spent pushing against the boundaries of society’s expectations for women came to an end.
National book critics circle award winner • named one of the best books of the year by the seattle timesthis groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. A truly revelatory biography, romantic Outlaws reveals the defiant, creative lives of this daring mother-daughter pair who refused to be confined by the rigid conventions of their era.
Praise for romantic Outlaws“An impassioned dual biography. Taking readers on a vivid journey across revolutionary France and Victorian England, she seamlessly interweaves the lives of her two protagonists in alternating chapters, creating a book that reads like a richly textured historical novel. Gordon, alternating between the two chapter by chapter, binds their lives into a fascinating whole.
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley #ad - Gordon also paints unforgettable portraits of the men in their lives, the unbridled libertine Lord Byron, including the mercurial genius Percy Shelley, and the brilliant radical William Godwin. She shows, in vivid detail, how mother influenced daughter, and how the daughter’s struggles mirrored the mother’s.
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Accidents of Providence: A NovelMariner Books #ad - A delightfully seditious heroine . . . Proof that a historical novel can be educational and entertaining. O, the oprah magazine “wonderfully detailed and keenly researched, it is a moving portrait of a courageous woman caught between a disastrous affair with a charismatic revolutionary and the draconian laws of the land that would put her to death because of it.
Kathleen kent, author of The Traitor’s Wife. The question that has brought rachel to trial for murder is: why? now drawn into rachel’s circle is the married lover she is loathe to reveal; a fiercely compassionate mother who lost her own children to smallpox; a prosecutor hell-bent on making an example of Rachel; and the criminal investigator, increasingly reluctant to build his case against the condemned young woman—all of them brought to reckon for this one life.
Accidents of Providence: A Novel #ad - No one disputes that the young mother buried her beloved daughter. London, 1649. At once a remarkable love story and a breathtaking thriller based on true events, Accidents of Providence is “heart-poundingly vivid and intellectually provocative . . . Historical fiction at its best” Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
But when rachel’s “bastard” infant is found hidden in the woods, Rachel is arrested. A seventeenth-century heroine for our times” could face death for her dangerous affair with an English revolutionary O, The Oprah Magazine.
Historical Heroines: One Hundred Women You Should Know AboutPen & Sword History #ad - Sappho. From mata hari and pocahontas to lucrezia Borgia and Hedy Lamarr—fascinating portraits of history’s most unforgettable, and some unjustly forgotten, women. Cleopatra. Mary Shelley. Let this rewarding anthology set the record straight on: world war i heroine and nurse edith cavell; turn of the century iñupiat explorer ada blackjack; eighteenth-century abolitionist, 480 BC Queen of Sparta; Agent 355, leaders, many more adventurers, and freedom fighters—each and every one, slave, and women’s rights pioneer Soujourner Truth; Gorgo, the American Revolution’s most mysterious spy; nineteenth-century socialite and archaeologist Lady Hester Stanhope; eighteenth-century Irish physician Margaret Bulky who plied her trade by passing as a man for fifty years; and many, a groundbreaker whose name deserves a place in history.
Dame Emma Hamilton. Some are celebrated in folklore legend; some are remembered only as movie stars; many will be familiar in their native countries; while others are, for the most part, unjustly unknown. Calamity Jane. Lilith. Not anymore. Marie Antoinette. Audrey Hepburn. Mary Frith.
The Death and Life of Miguel de Cervantes: A NovelArcade Publishing #ad - This is the story of my death and life, in which fiction and that lesser truth, history, from time to time form a seamless whole. He is don miguel de cervantes saavedra: son of a barber-surgeon always on the run from the bill collector, adorer of his own sister who may not have been his sister after all, friend to a Faustian eunuch astrologer named Cide Hamete Benegeli whose missing private parts are miraculously regenerating, of course, grandson of a converso a Jew who chose Christianity over the flames of the Spanish Inquisition, brother of one of the most famous spies in recorded history though the records have mysteriously vanished, and, prisoner in an Algerian dungeon following capture by Barbary Pirates, creator of the most celebrated of all fictional historical novels—The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha.
Speaking is the hero of Stephen Marlowe’s brilliant new novel. A spirited and witty tale for a sophisticated readership. Booklist “marlowe’s 12th novel follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance soldier-writer who was Shakespeare’s exact contemporary and who earned immortality as the author of Don Quixote.
The Death and Life of Miguel de Cervantes: A Novel #ad - Kirkus Reviews. This exemplary fiction matches incredible fact with ingenious storytelling. Publishers weekly “sly, and written in a galloping contemporary style, irreverent, this book is hugely entertaining. Library journal “an exuberant mock autobiography by an established writer of historical fiction .