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Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley | Miranda Seymour
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Mary Shelley's own life was as dramatic as her fiction. Even had she not (at the age of 19) authored Frankenstein, one of the greatest horror fables in literature, she would be crucial to the study of Romanticism, as the daughter of two of the great radical thinkers of the day, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft (who died following Mary's birth); and as the second Mrs Percy Bysshe Shelley, her companion for that stormy stay at Byron's Geneva villa in 1816 - the 'haunted summer' that begat Frankenstein. Drawing on unexplored sources, Miranda Seymour's hugely acclaimed biography penetrates the myth to offer the fullest, richest portrait of this extraordinary woman. 'Mary Shelley is the most dazzling biography of a female writer to have come my way for an entire decade.' Financial Times 'Brilliant and enthralling, this portrait illuminates Mary's life in many unexpected ways.' Independent on Sunday 'Miranda Seymour has vivid narrative gifts and a perceptive understanding of the main personalities.' New York Times Book Review 'A thoughtfully considered and exceptionally lifelike portrait of a complex and often misunderstood character.' Los Angeles Times 'A harrowing life, wonderfully retold.' Washington Post Book World 'A splendid biography.' New Yorker
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Caroline2
Mary Shelley | Miranda Seymour
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I watched this while tackling a mountain of ironing today. What a heartbreaking, gothic romance! 😔 I had no idea Mary‘s life was so tragic but I‘m interested to read more of her books now. #scarathlon #teamstoker

Sarahreadstoomuch May I suggest reading Mary‘s Monster? It is a great graphic novel biography of Mary Shelley. 1mo
Nessavamusic Ooh I‘m glad you posted this, I‘ve been meaning to check out this movie 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘m definitely going to pull this up! Thanks! 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
youneverarrived This was so good! I really enjoyed it. 1mo
TheBookStacker Ah finally I‘ve been waiting for this to come onto streaming so I can watch! 1mo
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Felso
Mary Shelley (Revised) | Miranda Seymour
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Here is my starter stack for the #24in48 #readathon. Of course I may add a book or two, change it up a bit. But I‘m getting ready! 🍕🍷🥤🍫☕️📚📚📚📚

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Felso
Mary Shelley (Revised) | Miranda Seymour
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In the mail today! I just saw the Mary Shelley film and I‘m fascinated by her life story. I just have to learn more. Also I needed a new copy of Frankenstein.

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