Download e-book for kindle: A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

ISBN-10: 031330159X

ISBN-13: 9780313301599

Frankenstein is without doubt one of the hottest school room texts in highschool and faculty, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed realization. This reference is a finished advisor to her lifestyles and occupation. integrated are 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, buddies, relations, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and more.

Mary Shelley has just recently emerged from the shadows of her well-known mom and dad, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and that of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. at the present time, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is among the hottest lecture room texts in highschool and school, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed cognizance. those works show a lot concerning the Romantic literary interval and Shelley's ongoing improvement as a author. as well as her novels, Shelley wrote brief tales, poems, and dramas. those texts illustrate the problems of a transferring literary market, whereas her go back and forth writings light up her wealthy own studies and willing mind. This reference is a finished consultant to her lifestyles and career.

Included are enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, buddies, kinfolk, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in brief determine and contextualize their issues, whereas others provide extra wide discussions. Many entries cite resources of additional details, and the amount closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and contains a exact index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.

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Avogadii: Lucchese family opposing Castruccio’s rule in Valperga. Shelley draws on the history of the aristocratic Lucchese family Avvocati, which Castruccio suppressed 1317–27 (Green 93). Avogadii, Berta: Female member of the Avogadii family suspected of being involved in a plot to overthrow Castruccio in Valperga. Avogadii, Nicola dei: Avogadii family member involved in a plot against Castruccio in Valperga. Shelley took this name from Nicolao degli Avvocati, killed 1317 defending the Avvocati commune from Castruccio (Green 93).

120). Alexandria: Egyptian seaport on the Nile delta at the Mediterranean. Miss Jervis and the Cecils arrive in Egypt there (F 73). 5]. Alexandria, John II. Patriarch of: See Alfieri, Vittorio (1749–1803): Prolific Italian writer known principally for his tragedies (published in Paris collectively 1789), some of which Shelley read September 1818 (Journals 226; Seymour 125). Matilda’s admiration for Myrrha as “the best of Alfieri’s tragedies” causes her father’s frame to shake (M 165). Shelley translated Myrrha in preparation for writing Proserpine and Midas (Sunstein 155).

76). 54–55]. Avogadii: Lucchese family opposing Castruccio’s rule in Valperga. Shelley draws on the history of the aristocratic Lucchese family Avvocati, which Castruccio suppressed 1317–27 (Green 93). Avogadii, Berta: Female member of the Avogadii family suspected of being involved in a plot to overthrow Castruccio in Valperga. Avogadii, Nicola dei: Avogadii family member involved in a plot against Castruccio in Valperga. Shelley took this name from Nicolao degli Avvocati, killed 1317 defending the Avvocati commune from Castruccio (Green 93).

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