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The Resource Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon

Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon

Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley
Title
Romantic outlaws
Title remainder
the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Gordon
Title variation
Extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2015.
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2015.
Biography type
collective biography
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10414054
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Gordon, Charlotte
Dewey number
828.609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5841.W8
LC item number
Z716 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Women authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • Romanticism
Target audience
adult
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the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley
Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death and a birth (1797-1801) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the early years (1759-1774) -- Mary Godwin : childhood and a new family (1801-1812) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : Hoxton and Bath (1774-1782) -- Mary Godwin : Scotland, an "eyry of freedom" (1810-1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : independence (1783-1785) -- Mary Godwin : "the sublime and rapturous moment" (1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : on the education of daughters (1785-1787) -- Mary Godwin : the break (1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : London (1786-1787) -- Mary Godwin : London and Bishopsgate (1814-1815) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the first vindication (1787-1791) -- Mary Godwin : "mad, bad and dangerous to know" (1816) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a revolution in female manners" (1791-1792) -- Mary Godwin : fits of fantasy (1816) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : Paris (1792-1793) -- Mary Shelley : retribution (1816-1817) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : in love (1792) -- Mary Shelley : Marlow and London (1817-1818) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "motherhood" (1793-1794) -- Mary Shelley : Italy, "the happy hours" (1818-1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : abandoned (1794-1795) -- Mary Shelley : "our little Will" (1818-1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "surely you will not forget me" (1795) -- Mary Shelley : "the mind of a woman" (1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : return home (1795-1796) -- Mary Shelley : "when winter comes" (1819-1820) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a humane and tender consideration" (1796) -- Mary Shelley : Pisa (1820-1821) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : in love again (1796) -- Mary Shelley : "league of incest" (1821-1822) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "I still mean to be independent" (1797) -- Mary Shelley : "it's all over" (1822) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a little patience" (1797) -- Mary Shelley : "the deepest solitude" (1823-1828) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the memoir (1797-1801) -- Mary Shelley : a writing life (1832-1836) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the wrongs (1797-1798) -- Mary Shelley : ramblings (1837-1848) -- Mary and Mary : heroic exertions
Control code
20840872
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xviii, 649 pages
Isbn
9780812980479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm908704244
  • (OCoLC)908704244
Label
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death and a birth (1797-1801) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the early years (1759-1774) -- Mary Godwin : childhood and a new family (1801-1812) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : Hoxton and Bath (1774-1782) -- Mary Godwin : Scotland, an "eyry of freedom" (1810-1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : independence (1783-1785) -- Mary Godwin : "the sublime and rapturous moment" (1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : on the education of daughters (1785-1787) -- Mary Godwin : the break (1814) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : London (1786-1787) -- Mary Godwin : London and Bishopsgate (1814-1815) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the first vindication (1787-1791) -- Mary Godwin : "mad, bad and dangerous to know" (1816) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a revolution in female manners" (1791-1792) -- Mary Godwin : fits of fantasy (1816) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : Paris (1792-1793) -- Mary Shelley : retribution (1816-1817) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : in love (1792) -- Mary Shelley : Marlow and London (1817-1818) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "motherhood" (1793-1794) -- Mary Shelley : Italy, "the happy hours" (1818-1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : abandoned (1794-1795) -- Mary Shelley : "our little Will" (1818-1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "surely you will not forget me" (1795) -- Mary Shelley : "the mind of a woman" (1819) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : return home (1795-1796) -- Mary Shelley : "when winter comes" (1819-1820) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a humane and tender consideration" (1796) -- Mary Shelley : Pisa (1820-1821) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : in love again (1796) -- Mary Shelley : "league of incest" (1821-1822) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "I still mean to be independent" (1797) -- Mary Shelley : "it's all over" (1822) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : "a little patience" (1797) -- Mary Shelley : "the deepest solitude" (1823-1828) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the memoir (1797-1801) -- Mary Shelley : a writing life (1832-1836) -- Mary Wollstonecraft : the wrongs (1797-1798) -- Mary Shelley : ramblings (1837-1848) -- Mary and Mary : heroic exertions
Control code
20840872
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xviii, 649 pages
Isbn
9780812980479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm908704244
  • (OCoLC)908704244

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