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By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone

Frankenstein is without doubt one of the preferred lecture room texts in highschool and school, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. This reference is a finished consultant to her existence and occupation. integrated are countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, acquaintances, family members, flats, 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 school, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. 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 go back and forth writings light up her wealthy own stories and willing mind. This reference is a accomplished consultant to her lifestyles and career.

Included are 1000s of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, acquaintances, family, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short establish and contextualize their issues, whereas others provide extra huge discussions. Many entries cite resources of additional details, and the amount closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and features a targeted index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.

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Altissimo, Cristofaro dell’: See Altissimo, Cristofano dell’. Altopascio: Italian town ten miles southeast of Lucca. Castruccio defeats and captures Raymond de Cardona re11 Altorf treating near Altopascio. 172–74). Altorf: See Altdorf. Altstadt: “Old City” of Prague. 4). Alviani: Family exiled from Lucca in Valperga, not further identified. 133). Amadis: Hero of Garcia Rodriguez de Montalvo’s Spanish romance, Amadis de Gaula (1508), whom Don Quixote admired. Amadis is an idealized chivalric figure; Shelley read Robert Southey’s 1803 translation 1817 (Journals 677).

300). Describing Gerard Neville, Shelley notes: “Well has Alfieri said, ‘There is no struggle so vehement as when an upright but passionate heart is divided between inclination and duty,’ ” perhaps Shelley’s imperfect recollection of a passage from Alfieri’s critique (Parere) on Saul (F 242; Crook 2). 203). Alfred: Lionel Verney and Idris’s eldest son in The Last Man. Algerines: Algerian pirates. 64). Alhambra: Moorish fortress near Granada, built 1238–1358. 210). Ali: See Ali Pasha. Ali, Mohammed: Albanian, rebellious, despotic vassal of Turkey’s sultan, Ali was also Egypt’s governor (1805–49); Shelley also terms him Mehemet Ali (Dupuy 851; Crook 2).

Shelley viewed it August 1814 (H 28; Journals 14). Auber, Daniel Franc¸ ois Esprit (1782–1871): French operatic composer. His five-act Masaniello, Austria, Don John of (1547–1578) Shelley’s name for La Muette de Portici [The Dumb Girl of Portici] (1828), was first performed in Berlin (Rosenthal 339). 248). Audenarde: Also spelled Oudenarde, Belgian town thirty-five miles west of Brussels (Crook 2). 30). Audley, Lord (c. 1465–1497): James Touchet, seventh Baron of Audley, led Yorkist supporters to Blackheath, where Daubeney defeated them and took Audley prisoner; he condemned and then beheaded Audley (DNB).

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