A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison

By Lucy Morrison

Frankenstein is likely one of the preferred school room texts in highschool and faculty, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed awareness. This reference is a finished advisor to her lifestyles and occupation. integrated are 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, associates, family members, 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. at the present time, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is among the most well-liked school room texts in highschool and faculty, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed realization. those works show 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 industry, whereas her go back and forth writings light up her wealthy own reviews and prepared mind. This reference is a finished advisor to her existence and career.

Included are hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, associates, family, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in brief determine and contextualize their subject matters, whereas others supply extra vast discussions. Many entries cite assets of extra info, and the amount closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and incorporates a exact index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.

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PBS authored verses detailing Arethusa’s flight, which Ino relates for Proserpine’s entertainment (P 35, 65). 118–119). Crossing the Alps October 1840, Shelley recorded “the scene in its summer appearance was sublime; abrupt precipices, majestic crags, and naked pinnacles. . 134–35). 102]. Alsatian Hills: Hills along the Rhine in the Alsace region between France and Germany. Elizabeth Falkner recalls Gerard Neville “roving wildly among the Alsatian hills” (F 82). Alstadt: See Altstadt. Alps: Largest mountain range in Europe, extending from southern France through Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bosnia, Hercegovina, and Albania; the highest peak is Mont Blanc.

289). Balmaine: See Ramsay. Balmayne, Lord of: See Ramsay. Baltic Sea: European body of water north of Germany and Poland and west of Russia. 285). Bandello, Matteo (1485–1561): Italian novelist whose four volumes of writings contain 214 stories similar in theme and structure to Boccaccio’s (DIL 28–30). 177). 76; Moskal 268). ” Banditti: Italian robbers.

In Falkner, the Nevilles’ neighbor and a magistrate. Asia: Continent the Ottoman Empire controlled during Shelley’s lifetime; she calls its inhabitants Asiatics. The Creature gives an account of Asia based on Safie’s history and Volney’s Ruins of Empires (Fr1 147, 151; Fr3 105, 108; Volney 60–61). Midas celebrates his golden touch by comparing it to wealth and beauty of “Asia’s utmost citadels” (Midas 129). 45). Raymond dreams of conquering Asia, since it is a powerful force in Turkey’s war with Greece (LM 57, 161).

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