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Sampson, Fiona, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon PL - Lebanon B SHELLEY (Text) 34330513245358 Adult - New Non-Fiction Books In process -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 SHE (Text) 37323005396257 NEW-BKS In process -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main ON-ORDER 1/NON-FIC (Text) NCSTL9781681777528 On Order On order -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster 809 SAM (Text) 72436000125289 Adult nonfiction In process -
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  • ISBN: 9781681777528
  • Physical Description: xii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-294) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"We know the facts of Mary Shelley’s life in some detail―the death of her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father, William Godwin, in a house full of radical thinkers, poets, philosophers, and writers; her elopement, at the age of seventeen, with Percy Shelley; the years of peripatetic travel across Europe that followed. 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. 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, mysterious, anguished, and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later."
Subject: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
Authors, English > 19th century > Biography.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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