By Lucy Morrison
Frankenstein is likely one of 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 occupation. incorporated are hundreds and hundreds of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, associates, relations, apartments, 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. this day, 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 consciousness. those works exhibit 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 trip writings remove darkness from her wealthy own stories and willing mind. This reference is a accomplished consultant to her existence and career.Included are enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, associates, kin, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short establish and contextualize their subject matters, whereas others supply extra vast discussions. Many entries cite assets of extra details, and the amount closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and incorporates a targeted index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.
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Moskal suggests Shelley refers to Lucien Bonaparte (1775–1840), Prince of Canino; his brother Napoleon exiled him from France 1803 (122). Babel: Biblical city on the Euphrates River where Noah’s descendants attempted to build a tower to reach heaven. 1–9). 252). “Babes in the Wood”: See Reliques. Bacchus: In Roman Mythology, god of wine and vegetation, usually called 30 Dionysus in Greece. Bacchus rewards Midas by granting his wish for a golden touch, ﬁnally allowing the king to wash away the power in Pactolus (Midas 125, 143).
181). 76). 54–55]. Avogadii: Lucchese family opposing Castruccio’s rule in Valperga. Shelley draws on the history of the aristocratic Lucchese family Avvocati, which Castruccio suppressed 1317–27 (Green 93). Avogadii, Berta: Female member of the Avogadii family suspected of being involved in a plot to overthrow Castruccio in Valperga. Avogadii, Nicola dei: Avogadii family member involved in a plot against Castruccio in Valperga. Shelley took this name from Nicolao degli Avvocati, killed 1317 defending the Avvocati commune from Castruccio (Green 93).
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). Lionel Verney reﬂects that even the “luxurious Asiatic . . had been vanquished and destroyed” by plague (LM 189, 426). The plague begins in Asia, and Verney plans to sail there at The Last Man’s Athens close (LM 175, 224, 426).
A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison