A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

Frankenstein is among the most well liked lecture room texts in highschool and faculty, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed awareness. This reference is a accomplished advisor to her lifestyles and profession. integrated are 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, associates, kinfolk, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and more.

Mary Shelley has only in the near past 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 without doubt one of the most well-liked lecture 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 transferring literary market, whereas her go back and forth writings light up her wealthy own stories and prepared mind. This reference is a finished consultant to her existence and career.

Included are 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, buddies, family members, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in brief establish and contextualize their themes, whereas others supply extra broad discussions. Many entries cite assets of extra info, and the amount closes with a bibliography. The paintings is totally cross-referenced and encompasses a exact index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.

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Robert Walton begins his voyage there (Fr1 52–55; Fr3 28–31). Archduke: Ferdinand I’s uncle, not further identified. 128–129). Arcite: See Palamon. 20 Ardfinnin: Irish town fourteen miles south of Cashel. 308). 175). Ardmore: Irish port five miles east of Youghal. 22 July 1497, Richard of York’s supporters proceed to St. 33–34). 52). “Arethusa”: See Pearson. Arethusa: Greek mythological nymph who bathed in Alpheus’s waters and then fled to an island near Sicily, where she became a spring (Tripp 39).

Ardmore: Irish port five miles east of Youghal. 22 July 1497, Richard of York’s supporters proceed to St. 33–34). 52). “Arethusa”: See Pearson. Arethusa: Greek mythological nymph who bathed in Alpheus’s waters and then fled to an island near Sicily, where she became a spring (Tripp 39). She is the subject of the first of PBS’s verses in Proserpine and is Proserpine’s friend (P 35, 47). Arethusa recounts seeing Pluto snatching Proserpine, but Pluto prevents Arethusa from assisting her (P 61, 63). 234).

Lionel Verney records following the same route (LM 425). As You Like It: Shakespearean comedy first performed 1599 and printed 1623. Shelley first read it April 1815 (Journals 75). Matilda evokes Shakespeare’s heroine Rosalind in her daydreams because Rosalind is courageous, adventurous, and defiant of convention (M 159). 73–76). Ascalaphus: Greek mythological figure who reveals that Proserpine has eaten pomegranate seeds in the Underworld; thus, she must be confined there. Ascalaphus upholds Jove’s will in restricting Proserpine to the Underworld but cannot deny Ceres’s prayer to Jove to allow her daughter six months each year in the mortal world (P 71, 73).

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