The Resource Mary's monster : love, madness and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, Lita Judge

Mary's monster : love, madness and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, Lita Judge

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Mary's monster : love, madness and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein
Title
Mary's monster
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love, madness and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein
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Lita Judge
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Language
eng
Summary
Frankenstein, and his monster, have loomed large in the public imagination since their creation in 1816. But did you know that their author was a pregnant teenage runaway, rejected by her family and cast out by society when she wrote her novel? Or that she is credited with inventing the genre of science fiction? Publishing to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, Mary's Monster is the compelling, and beautifully illustrated, story of Mary Shelley's troubled life - her fractured bond with her beloved father, and her elopement to Europe with the mercurial (and married) poet Percy Bysshe Shelley at the age of 16. In 1816, after the couple spent a wayward, dream-like summer in Switzerland with Lord Byron, the idea for Frankenstein was conceived. Though her life was punctuated by a series of emotional shocks and personal tragedies (the death of her mother soon after her birth, her sister's suicide, the deaths of 3 of her 4 children, and, finally, Percy Shelley's drowning accident), Mary remained firmly resolute in her desire to establish herself as an author and support herself and her remaining child with her pen - in spite of the restrictions faced by women in Victorian society. Part biography, part fantasy and part feminist allegory, Mary's Monster is an engrossing take on one remarkable woman. And her monster
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SINLB
Dewey number
823.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Mary's monster : love, madness and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, Lita Judge
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Mary's monster : love, madness and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, Lita Judge
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: page 311
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1028540057
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781526360410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028540057

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