Frankenstein Diaries The Romantics The Secret Memoirs of Mary Shelley The inspiration for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s most famous work Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus has been debated for years In two years before the notorious Gothic Summer in Geneva

  • Title: Frankenstein Diaries: The Romantics: The Secret Memoirs of Mary Shelley
  • Author: Michael January Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • ISBN: 9780692429716
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • The inspiration for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s most famous work, Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus has been debated for 200 years In 1814, two years before the notorious Gothic Summer in Geneva, 16 year old Mary Godwin eloped to Paris with the 22 year old poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, inviting Mary s 15 year old step sister Claire Claremont to go with them They woThe inspiration for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s most famous work, Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus has been debated for 200 years In 1814, two years before the notorious Gothic Summer in Geneva, 16 year old Mary Godwin eloped to Paris with the 22 year old poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, inviting Mary s 15 year old step sister Claire Claremont to go with them They would walk across war ravaged France to Switzerland and up the Rhine River to a castle called Frankenstein Three years later Mary would publish the diaries she kept of that journey of two teenage girls and the poet of free love In the published version of A History of a Six Week s Tour she would tell where they went and what they saw, but she never revealed the true secrets of that trip, from where a later inspiration arose Here now, for the first time is revealed the secret portions of that tour and beyond.

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    1. Insightful and finely written look into the personal life of Mary Shelley. Well drawn characters and a vibrant, if a bit reserved, exploration of young love in its time. It says it’s about the inspirations for the origin of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel, but it is more about the formation of the ideas of a young author and the collection of inspirations that infuse a future life. It is as much about Mary’s search for a connection with her mother who died bringing her into the world, th [...]

    2. It is 1814 when 16 year old Mary Godwin encounters 22 year old Percy Bysshe Shelley after her return from Scotland where she started trying to write. She finds him at the publishing house of her father, radical philosopher, William Godwin and Mary’s step-mother Mary Jane Clairmont, where they live above their children’s book shop, the M J Godwin Juvenile Library. Shelley has come with Charles Lamb and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, to talk to Mary’s father about the reliability of a publisher as [...]

    3. Very good insight into Mary Shelley personality. I would like the book to have had continued, very curious to know how she got on later in life. Have to read Frankestein again!

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