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Author Gordon, Charlotte.

Title Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley / Charlotte Gordon.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    828 Wollstonecraft,M GOR    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 WOLLSTONECRAFT,M GOR    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    92 WOLLSTONECRAFT,M GOR    In Transit
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xviii, 649 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-627) and index.
Summary "Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and her daughter Mary Shelley (1797-1851) have each been the subject of numerous biographies by top tier writers, yet no author has ever examined their lives in tandem. Perhaps this is because these two amazing women never knew each other--Wollstonecraft died of infection at the age of 38, a week after giving birth to her daughter. Nevertheless their lives were closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies so eerily similar, it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became famous writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible authors; both were single mothers and had children out of wedlock (a shocking and self-destructive act in their day); both broke out of the rigid conventions of their era and lived in exile; and both played important roles in the Romantic era during which they lived. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Gordon, Charlotte. Romantic outlaws London : Hutchinson, 2015 9780091958947
ISBN 9781400068425 (hardback)
1400068428 (hardback)
9780812996517 (ebook)

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