Download PDF by Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone: A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia

By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

ISBN-10: 031330159X

ISBN-13: 9780313301599

Frankenstein is likely one of the most well-liked lecture room texts in highschool and faculty, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. This reference is a finished advisor to her existence and occupation. integrated are countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, family members, 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 preferred 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 moving literary market, whereas her shuttle writings light up her wealthy own reviews and willing mind. This reference is a accomplished consultant to her existence and career.

Included are hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, buddies, kinfolk, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in brief establish and contextualize their themes, whereas others supply extra large discussions. Many entries cite resources of additional details, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is totally cross-referenced and contains a certain index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.

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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). Asdrubal: See Hasdrubal.

Apennines: Mountain range along the axis of the Italian Peninsula. The Shelleys crossed the Apennines repeatedly 1818–22. 24). Adrian, Clara, and Lionel Verney watch the sun set behind the Apennines (LM 216, 439). Verney wanders “through their vallies, and over their bleak summits” when he returns to Rome as the plague’s only survivor (LM 457). Ludovico Mondolfo enjoys hunting in the Apennines, and his wedding to Viola Arnaldi occurs in a chapel there (HM 311, 317). Ferdinando Eboli visits Adalinda Spina and her father at their villa near Salerno in these mountains; Adalinda later moves to a castle in the Apennines near Arpino (FE 66, 74, 78).

Lionel Verney visits Adrian in the “romantic seclusion” of the Duke of Athol’s seat at Dunkeld (LM 55, 71). Atlantis: Legendary island ruled by Atlas, supposedly destroyed by earthquake and sunk into the Atlantic west of Gibraltar. “Atlantis” derives from the Greek for “no place” and “good place”; it would have come to Shelley from many sources (Crook 2). Plague survivors read “poets of times so far gone by, that to read of them was as to read of Atlantis” (LM 431). Athol, Duke of: Minor character in The Last Man.

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