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By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

Frankenstein is without doubt one of the preferred school room texts in highschool and faculty, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. This reference is a complete consultant to her existence and occupation. integrated are thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, associates, relations, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and more.

Mary Shelley has only in the near past emerged from the shadows of her well-known mom and dad, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and that of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. this present day, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is likely one of the most well liked school room texts in highschool and faculty, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed awareness. those works demonstrate a lot in regards to 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 moving literary market, whereas her shuttle writings remove darkness from her wealthy own studies and willing mind. This reference is a accomplished consultant to her existence and career.

Included are enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, kin, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short establish and contextualize their subject matters, whereas others supply extra large discussions. Many entries cite resources of additional details, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and encompasses a special index and an appendix that discusses the assets of Shelley's quotations.

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I think I shall like Tasso better than Ariosto. . 76). Elizabeth Lavenza compares Justine Moritz to Ariosto’s Angelica (Fr1 94; Fr3 64). Shelley quotes Astolfo’s lines relating Alcina’s seduction of him in Orlando Furioso: “ ‘Pareamo aver qui tutto il ben raccolto. 2– 3). 3; Crook 2). Lady Lodore compares Ed21 Aristides (c. 77). 191). Aristides (c. e. 57). Lionel Verney suggests that the Countess of Windsor’s death is the culmination of “the ancient state of things,” including “the disputes of Themistocles and Aristides” (LM 416).

Discussing natural science with Lionel Verney, Raymond draws a passage beginning “The falling from a discord to a concord” from Sylva Sylvarum (LM 66; Blumberg 54; Sylva Sylvarum 113). Verney later refers to the opening of Bacon’s “Of Marriage Bagni di Lucca and the Single Life” from Essayes, or Counsels, Civill and Morall (1597–1625), which states, “He that hath Wife and Children, hath given Hostages to Fortune” (LM 248; Bacon 36). 21; F 258; Bacon 83). In Perkin Warbeck’s preface, Shelley states she has drawn from “the partial pages of Bacon” for her novel; Bacon’s The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh (1622) demonstrates that contemporaries believed historical Perkin Warbeck was indeed the lost Richard of York (PW vi).

25). 139). 388). Ampezzo: Alpine pass near the border between Austria and Italy. 61). Amphitrite: Greek mythological sea goddess who married Poseidon; also occasionally a reference for Venice 13 Amstag (Tripp 44–45; Moskal 294). 123). Amstag: Swiss town on the Reuss twenty-five miles southeast of Lucerne. 152). Anchises: In Greek mythology, Anchises, with Venus, had son Aeneas, who carried his father on his back when Troy fell (Tripp 50). Matilda’s father compares his love for his daughter to Anchises’s love for Aeneas, “if the sex had been changed” (M 179).

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