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The Resource Death and the maidens : Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle, Janet Todd

Death and the maidens : Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle, Janet Todd

Label
Death and the maidens : Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle
Title
Death and the maidens
Title remainder
Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle
Statement of responsibility
Janet Todd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When notorious feminist and philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft died bearing the future Mary Shelley, she left her first daughter Fanny alone in the world. Reared in the home of William Godwin with Mary and their stepsister Claire, Fanny lived in the shadow of others. When the rich, young poet and idealistic thinker Percy Bysshe Shelley came to stay with the Godwin family, Mary, Claire, and Fanny were mesmerized. So the fate of these maidens was sealed." "In 1816, Shelley, Mary, and Claire went to Switzerland to meet up with Lord Byron. There, in a sexual and creative menage a quatre, Byron and Shelley wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English language and Mary conceived the novel Frankenstein. But Shelley's ideal of free love had a devastating human cost: on their return they were confronted by the suicides of Shelley's deserted wife Harriet, and of Fanny. Abandoned by Mary and left grieving in London, Fanny had written desperate letters that went ignored. When she died at the age of twenty-two, nobody came forward to claim her body." "While Percy Bysshe Shelley is remembered as a martyr to art, the tragedy of the young women who were close to him is largely overlooked. Fanny, the most poignant victim of English Literature, is finally brought back to life in this tale of love, death, and literary genius."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Todd, Janet
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5398
LC item number
.T63 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Godwin, Fanny Imlay
  • Clairmont, Claire
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe
  • Authors, English
  • Feminists
  • Suicide and literature
Label
Death and the maidens : Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle, Janet Todd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166273760
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781582433394
Lccn
2007034219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166273760
Label
Death and the maidens : Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle, Janet Todd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166273760
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781582433394
Lccn
2007034219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166273760

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