Mary Shelley by Muriel Spark
A Biography

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...Spark is never distracted from Shelley or the quest to show her as "the equal of, yet different from, the male of her times."
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Painting a portrait of a gothic icon, this biography recounts Mary Shelley’s dramatic life, from her youth and turbulent marriage to her career as writer and editor. At the age of 20, Mary Shelley secured her place in history by writing Frankenstein, now acknowledged as one of the great literary classics. The daughter of radical philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley led an unconventional life, which is depicted—with previously unpublished material—in this remarkable biography that was originally released in 1987 as a thorough revision of Muriel Spark's 1951 book Child of Light. Spark lends her own talents as an accomplished writer and her sharp intelligence to this fascinating examination of Mary Shelley's life and writings.

 

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Muriel Spark was an award-winning Scottish novelist and poet, whose works include The Abbess of Crewe, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Finishing School, and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She was also the editor of Poetry Review, a Dame of the British Empire, and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. Penelope Jardine is an artist and sculptor who lived with Muriel Spark for around 30 years.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Carcanet Press Ltd.. 266 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Victoria Segal on Apr 05 2013

...Spark is never distracted from Shelley or the quest to show her as "the equal of, yet different from, the male of her times."

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