A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison

By Lucy Morrison

Frankenstein is likely one of the most well-liked lecture room texts in highschool and faculty, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed awareness. This reference is a complete consultant to her existence and occupation. incorporated are thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, family members, flats, 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 hottest lecture room texts in highschool and faculty, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. those works exhibit 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 industry, whereas her trip writings light up her wealthy own stories and willing mind. This reference is a entire advisor to her existence and career.

Included are enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, neighbors, family members, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short establish and contextualize their issues, whereas others provide extra broad discussions. Many entries cite assets of extra info, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and features a precise index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.

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300). Describing Gerard Neville, Shelley notes: “Well has Alfieri said, ‘There is no struggle so vehement as when an upright but passionate heart is divided between inclination and duty,’ ” perhaps Shelley’s imperfect recollection of a passage from Alfieri’s critique (Parere) on Saul (F 242; Crook 2). 203). Alfred: Lionel Verney and Idris’s eldest son in The Last Man. Algerines: Algerian pirates. 64). Alhambra: Moorish fortress near Granada, built 1238–1358. 210). Ali: See Ali Pasha. Ali, Mohammed: Albanian, rebellious, despotic vassal of Turkey’s sultan, Ali was also Egypt’s governor (1805–49); Shelley also terms him Mehemet Ali (Dupuy 851; Crook 2).

Audley is a minor character in Perkin Warbeck. Augustine: See Erfurt. Aurelius, Marcus (121–180): Roman emperor from 161 (Howatson 81). His “bronze equestrian statue” is in Rome’s Square of the Capitol (MGRE 244). Shelley saw it 1819 (Journals 252). Valerius resembles the statue (Val 332). Aurora: Goddess of dawn in Roman mythology (Eos in Greek) (Tripp 127, 223, 267). Aurora appears at Midas’s beginning to set the scene and time (Midas 93). 68). 210). Ausonia: Land an ancient tribe inhabited in southern Italy (Tripp 127).

Aurora appears at Midas’s beginning to set the scene and time (Midas 93). 68). 210). Ausonia: Land an ancient tribe inhabited in southern Italy (Tripp 127). Ino claims that Ceres’s lands exceed Ausonia in beauty (P 45). 29). 189). Austria suppressed the 1821 Italian revolution in Naples; Shelley’s sympathies were with Italy in its 1848 war with Austria (Sunstein 378). The Countess of Windsor, formerly an Austrian princess, plans to take Idris there to prevent her marriage to Lionel Verney (LM 10).

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