A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

Frankenstein is among the hottest lecture room texts in highschool and school, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. This reference is a finished consultant to her lifestyles and profession. integrated are enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, acquaintances, kinfolk, 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. at the present time, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is without doubt one of the preferred lecture room texts in highschool and school, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed realization. those works demonstrate a lot concerning 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 industry, whereas her go back and forth writings remove darkness from her wealthy own studies and willing mind. This reference is a entire consultant to her existence and career.

Included are countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, acquaintances, kinfolk, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short determine and contextualize their themes, whereas others supply extra wide discussions. Many entries cite resources of extra details, and the amount closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and features a designated index and an appendix that discusses the assets of Shelley's quotations.

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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). 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).

Ambrose, 1609. 110–111). America: Robert Walton thinks his travels may lead him to the continent of America (Fr1 55; Fr3 31). Victor Frankenstein suggests an overriding passion led to the speedy discovery and exploitation of the continent, while the Creature learns “the hapless fate of the original inhabitants” from Volney’s Amphitrite Ruins of Empires (Fr1 84, 147; Fr3 57, 105). America appears more frequently in Shelley’s works as the country now known as the United States. Shelley wrote November 1825 that “to the feelings of an English woman who has never dreamt of crossing the Atlantic, America appears cut off from human intercourse,” and, July 1826, that “I should be very melancholy if I were going there—but I may be prejudiced, and ought to feel more kindly towards the overgrown daughter of England— but then she is hardly .

Auxerre: French city ninety miles southeast of Paris; the Shelleys passed through it 1816 (Journals 132). Lionel Verney leads a party toward Auxerre, following the reverse of the Shelleys’ route (LM 396, 401). Ave Maria: First words, in Latin, of the “Hail Mary” prayer honoring the Incarnation. Closely associated with this prayer is the Ave or Angelus bell, rung during the prayer (Attwater 42). Buzeccha arrives at Cincolo de’ Becari’s home shortly after the evening Ave bell (Passions 7). 98). Aventures de Te´le´maque, Les: See Fe´nelon.

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