Muriel Spark Mary Shelley: A Biography

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Mary Shelley: A Biography

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Painting a portrait of a gothic icon, this biography recounts Mary Shelley s dramatic life, from her youth and turbulent marriage to her career as writer and editor. At the age of 20, Mary Shelley secured her place in history by writing "Frankenstein," now acknowledged as one of the great literary classics. The daughter of radical philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley led an unconventional life, which is depicted with previously unpublished material in this remarkable biography that was originally released in 1987as a thorough revision of Muriel Spark's 1951 book "Child of Light." Spark lends her own talents as an accomplished writer and her sharp intelligence to this fascinating examination of Mary Shelley's life and writings."

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Muriel Spark was an award-winning Scottish novelist and poet, whose works include "The Abbess of Crewe," "A Far Cry from Kensington," "The Finishing School," and "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." She was also the editor of "Poetry Review," a Dame of the British Empire, anda Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. Penelope Jardine is an artist and sculptor who lived with Muriel Sparkfor around 30 years."

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'Spark shows herself to be as fearless and original a biographer as she was a novelist.' --Kathryn Hughes, Times Literary Supplement 'Her imagination allows her so convincingly to inhabit Mary Shelley's time, place and temperament.' --Jeanette Winterson, The Sunday Times

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Description du livre Carcanet Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the summer of 1816, aged nineteen, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. A pioneering work of science fiction, it captured the popular imagination from the start. The daughter of radical philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley lived an unconventional life marred by tragedy. At sixteen she scandalised England by eloping with her married lover, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, but was widowed after only a few years when he drowned. She survived him by nearly thirty years, supporting herself and their one surviving son largely by the pen. Muriel Spark had a lifelong fascination with Mary Shelley. She published her first book on her in 1951, then spent decades revising and refining it. It is reissued here with previously unpublished material. Spark paints an engaging portrait of a complex and misunderstood figure. She divides her study into parts, Biographical and Critical . A sympathetic account of Shelley s life is followed by critical studies of her major literary works. Spark s abridgement of Shelley s uneven apocalyptic novel The Last Man is included here, while her initial scheme for the book and her later preface, in which she reflects on her own subsequent career as a novelist, are added. This is a fascinating study of Mary Shelley s life and work. It also provides valuable insight into the critical and creative development of Muriel Spark. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9781847772374

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Description du livre Carcanet Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the summer of 1816, aged nineteen, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. A pioneering work of science fiction, it captured the popular imagination from the start. The daughter of radical philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley lived an unconventional life marred by tragedy. At sixteen she scandalised England by eloping with her married lover, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, but was widowed after only a few years when he drowned. She survived him by nearly thirty years, supporting herself and their one surviving son largely by the pen. Muriel Spark had a lifelong fascination with Mary Shelley. She published her first book on her in 1951, then spent decades revising and refining it. It is reissued here with previously unpublished material. Spark paints an engaging portrait of a complex and misunderstood figure. She divides her study into parts, Biographical and Critical . A sympathetic account of Shelley s life is followed by critical studies of her major literary works. Spark s abridgement of Shelley s uneven apocalyptic novel The Last Man is included here, while her initial scheme for the book and her later preface, in which she reflects on her own subsequent career as a novelist, are added. This is a fascinating study of Mary Shelley s life and work. It also provides valuable insight into the critical and creative development of Muriel Spark. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9781847772374

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Description du livre Carcanet Press Ltd. Paperback. État : new. BRAND NEW, Mary Shelley, Muriel Spark, In the summer of 1816, aged nineteen, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. A pioneering work of science fiction, it captured the popular imagination from the start. The daughter of radical philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley lived an unconventional life marred by tragedy. At sixteen she scandalised England by eloping with her married lover, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, but was widowed after only a few years when he drowned. She survived him by nearly thirty years, supporting herself and their one surviving son largely by the pen. Muriel Spark had a lifelong fascination with Mary Shelley. She published her first book on her in 1951, then spent decades revising and refining it. It is reissued here with previously unpublished material. Spark paints an engaging portrait of a complex and misunderstood figure. She divides her study into parts, 'Biographical' and 'Critical'. A sympathetic account of Shelley's life is followed by critical studies of her major literary works. Spark's abridgement of Shelley's uneven apocalyptic novel The Last Man is included here, while her initial scheme for the book and her later preface, in which she reflects on her own subsequent career as a novelist, are added. This is a fascinating study of Mary Shelley's life and work. It also provides valuable insight into the critical and creative development of Muriel Spark. N° de réf. du libraire B9781847772374

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