By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone
Frankenstein is without doubt one of the hottest lecture room texts in highschool and school, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. This reference is a complete advisor to her lifestyles and profession. integrated are hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, relations, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and more.
Mary Shelley has just recently emerged from the shadows of her recognized mom and dad, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and that of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. this day, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is likely one of the most well-liked school room texts in highschool and school, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed awareness. those works display 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 shuttle writings remove darkness from her wealthy own studies and prepared mind. This reference is a accomplished consultant to her lifestyles and career.
Included are countless numbers 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 subject matters, whereas others supply extra broad discussions. Many entries cite assets of additional info, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is totally cross-referenced and features a certain index and an appendix that discusses the assets of Shelley's quotations.
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730). Altissimo, Cristofaro dell’: See Altissimo, Cristofano dell’. Altopascio: Italian town ten miles southeast of Lucca. Castruccio defeats and captures Raymond de Cardona re11 Altorf treating near Altopascio. 172–74). Altorf: See Altdorf. Altstadt: “Old City” of Prague. 4). Alviani: Family exiled from Lucca in Valperga, not further identiﬁed. 133). Amadis: Hero of Garcia Rodriguez de Montalvo’s Spanish romance, Amadis de Gaula (1508), whom Don Quixote admired. Amadis is an idealized chivalric ﬁgure; Shelley read Robert Southey’s 1803 translation 1817 (Journals 677).
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). 275; Journals 226). 284). 287). 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).
Ariadne: In Greek mythology, daughter of Minos, Crete’s king. She fell in love with Theseus and, with Daedalus’s assistance, helped Theseus escape the labyrinth after he killed the minotaur. 17). Raymond asserts that Lionel Verney cannot help Adrian in his “labyrinth” madness, since “some unkind Ariadne [Evadne Zaimi] has the clue”; love for Evadne drives Adrian temporarily insane (LM 70). 176). Arians: Followers of Arius (c. 250–c. 336), who led a heretical group that believed Jesus was not God.
A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone