Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon audiobook

Mary Shelley: A Very Short Introduction

By Charlotte Gordon
Read by Suzie Althens

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212256872

  • ISBN: 9798212256865

  • ISBN: 9798212256889

Runtime: 4.48 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1816, when eighteen-year old Mary Godwin began writing Frankenstein, the idea that a woman could dream up such a tale was as far-fetched as raising a being from the dead. But Mary wasn't just any woman. The daughter of two notorious radicals, Mary had become an outcast from English society when she was only sixteen. A lifelong advocate for the rights of women, she refused to be governed by social conventions, running away with a married man, having children out of wedlock, and authoring books, stories, and essays that broke literary conventions.

This Very Short Introduction explores the context, background, and important themes contained in Shelley's most famous novel, Frankenstein, as well as demonstrating the importance of her work after Frankenstein. Over the course of her long career, Shelley developed a distinctive voice, and a political and philosophical stance. Exploring key themes throughout Shelley's work, Charlotte Gordon shows how she devoted herself to the propositions her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, outlined in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: that women are equal to men; that all people deserve the same rights; that human reason and the capacity for love can reform the world; and that every person is entitled to justice and freedom.

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Author Bio: Charlotte Gordon

Author Bio: Charlotte Gordon

Charlotte Gordon is the author of Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet and The Woman Who Named God: Abraham’s Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths. She has also published two books of poetry, When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis and Two Girls on a Raft. She is an associate professor of English at Endicott College and lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 4.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English