Romantic Outlaws

The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (22.52 hours)
Product Number: Z08598
Released: Aug 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490627663
Narrator/s: Susan Lyons
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Charlotte Gordon's new work is a fresh look at the lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, who together comprise one of the most illustrious and inspiring mother-daughter pairs in history. Wollstonecraft published the first full articulation of women's rights in 1792, risking her reputation and sometimes her life in pursuit of her radical goals, while her daughter Mary Shelley wrote the masterpiece Frankenstein in 1819, and famously professed her love to the poet Percy Shelley on her mother's grave. Although these two women never really knew each other, their lives were so closely intertwined and eerily similar that it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible men and were single mothers who had children out of wedlock; both struggled to negotiate their need for love and companionship with their need for independence. The narrative takes readers from Revolutionary France to the Scottish Highlands, from Victorian England to the canals of Venice, reading like an engrossing historical novel.

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CD
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Author(s): Charlotte Gordon
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
Product Number ND0325
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490627656
eBook
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Author(s): Charlotte Gordon
Product Number EB00557159
Released: Apr 28, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780812996517

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