By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone
Frankenstein is likely one of the hottest school room texts in highschool and school, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed awareness. This reference is a accomplished advisor to her lifestyles and profession. integrated are thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, family members, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and more.
Mary Shelley has only in the near past emerged from the shadows of her well-known mom and dad, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and that of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. at the present time, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is among the preferred lecture room texts in highschool and faculty, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed cognizance. those works demonstrate a lot in regards to the Romantic literary interval and Shelley's ongoing improvement as a author. as well as her novels, Shelley wrote brief tales, poems, and dramas. those texts illustrate the problems of a transferring literary market, whereas her go back and forth writings light up her wealthy own reviews and prepared mind. This reference is a finished consultant to her lifestyles and career.
Included are 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, family members, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short establish and contextualize their themes, whereas others supply extra broad discussions. Many entries cite resources of additional info, and the amount closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and encompasses a precise index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.
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278). 222; Moskal 250). 54; Moskal 256). Allah: Muslim God. Characters view the plague’s arrival in Turkey as Allah’s “curse” (LM 191). 231). Allegra: See Byron, Clara Allegra. ” Shelley based Marcott on PBS, who fell in love with Emilia Viviani; however, unlike the infatuated PBS, 10 Almack’s: London assembly rooms used for public meetings, concerts, and readings, extremely popular with aristocrats until the mid-19th century (Bayne-Powell 58; Timbs, Curiosities 4). 426). 139–40). 205). 190–191).
21; F 258; Bacon 83). In Perkin Warbeck’s preface, Shelley states she has drawn from “the partial pages of Bacon” for her novel; Bacon’s The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh (1622) demonstrates that contemporaries believed historical Perkin Warbeck was indeed the lost Richard of York (PW vi). 147; Bacon lines 7–8; Stafford 54). 11). 260). Both Tatchen and Botenlaube have bathhouses (MSGE 497). Bad Gastein: Austrian town ﬁfty miles south of Salzburg (MIAU 51). 29). Baden: See Baden-Baden.
Athos, Mount: Mountain at Chalcidice Peninsula’s eastern point in northeast Greece, known as “Holy Mountain” because of its numerous monasteries and chapels and famous for its ban on female visitors (MGRE 419; Crook 2). Ice for the Greek army is stored there, and Lionel Verney sees the sun set behind the mountain (LM 180, 190). Atlantic Ocean: Victor Frankenstein fears he will drift into the Atlantic after disposing of the female creature’s body (Fr1 198; Fr3 145). Lionel Verney worries that nature’s apparent abandonment of humankind will result in England being cast loose upon the Atlantic (LM 230).