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In Search of Mary Shelley

Product Number: D6176
Released: 01 Nov, 2018
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ISBN: #9781528851251
Narrator(s): Hannah Emanuel
Publisher: W F Howes
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Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain and Europe, as she coped with debt, infidelity and the deaths of three children, before early widowhood changed her life forever. Most astonishingly, it was while she was still a teenager that Mary composed her canonical novel Frankenstein, creating two of our most enduring archetypes today. The life story is well-known. But who was the woman who lived it? She's left plenty of evidence, and in this fascinating dialogue with the past, Fiona Sampson sifts through letters, diaries and records to find the real woman behind the story. She uncovers a complex, generous character - friend, intellectual, lover and mother - trying to fulfil her own passionate commitment to writing at a time when to be a woman writer was an extraordinary and costly anomaly.

Author(s): Fiona Sampson
Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2018

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Author(s): Fiona Sampson
Narrator(s): Hannah Emanuel
Product Number CX4975
Released: 01 Nov, 2018
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528851237
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Author(s): Fiona Sampson
Product Number LP4378
Released: 01 Jun, 2018
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528803700
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Author(s): Fiona Sampson
Narrator(s): Hannah Emanuel
Product Number MPCD3896
Released: 01 Nov, 2018
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528851244

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