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 entire advisor to her existence and occupation. incorporated are hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, buddies, relations, apartments, 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 present day, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is without doubt one of the preferred school room texts in highschool and school, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. 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 shuttle writings remove darkness from her wealthy own reviews and willing mind. This reference is a finished consultant to her existence and career.Included are 1000s of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, acquaintances, relations, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short establish and contextualize their themes, whereas others supply extra huge discussions. Many entries cite assets of additional details, and the amount closes with a bibliography. The paintings is totally cross-referenced and features a exact index and an appendix that discusses the assets of Shelley's quotations.

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Aventures de Te´le´maque, Les: See Fe´nelon. Avenue des Champs Elyse´es: French for “Avenue of the Elysian Fields,” broad Parisian street running about a mile from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. Shelley probably saw Champs Elyse´es 1816, mentioning it by name in Rambles in stating her preference for Hyde Park’s 28 Avignon: French city on the Rhoˆne, forty miles north of the Mediterranean. 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).

Ambrosian Library: Borromeo founded the first Italian public library, Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana, named for St. 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.

29 B B——, Lord: See Byron. 91). 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).

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