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In search of Mary Shelley / Fiona Sampson.

Sampson, Fiona, (author.).
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  • 16 of 24 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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3 current holds with 24 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 SHELLEY MARY (Text) 34706001607763 Non-Fiction 900-999 In transit -
Camden-Jackson Twp PL - Camden BIO SHELLEY (Text) 74082000020642 Biography Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville B SHELLEY (Text) 78321000027689 Adult Biography Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO SHELLEY-M SAMPSON-F (Text) 34304000902684 Adult - Biography Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville B She (Text) 32604000205233 DCTPLD AD New Books Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 921 SHE (Text) 33187004384240 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO SHELLEY (Text) 32826014148613 New Books Checked out 10/11/2018
Greenwood PL - Greenwood BIOGRAPHY Shelley (Text) 36626103968673 2nd Floor New Adult Available -
Hartford City PL - Hartford City B SHELLEY (Text) 76051000178891 Biography In process -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon B SHELLEY (Text) 34330513245358 Adult - Biography In transit -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681777528
  • ISBN: 1681777525
  • 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.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-294) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part One: The Instruments of Life -- The Instruments of Life -- Learning to Look --Through a Door Partly Opened --Elopement -- Becoming a Couple --At Villa Diodati -- A Young writer -- Emigrants --Part Two: Borne Away by the Waves -- Le rêve est fini --The Mona Lisa Smile -- Coda.
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. No previous biographer has ever truly considered this question, let alone answered it.
Subject: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 > Criticism and interpretation.
Women authors > Biography.
Authors, English > 19th century > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors.
Genre: Biographies.

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