By Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone
Frankenstein is without doubt one of the preferred school room texts in highschool and faculty, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed realization. This reference is a entire advisor to her existence and profession. integrated are hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, associates, family, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and more.
Mary Shelley has just recently 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 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 trip writings light up her wealthy own reviews and prepared mind. This reference is a entire consultant to her lifestyles and career.
Included are 1000s of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, relations, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in brief establish and contextualize their themes, whereas others provide extra wide discussions. Many entries cite assets of additional info, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and features a special index and an appendix that discusses the assets of Shelley's quotations.
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Athol, Duke of: Minor character in The Last Man. Athos, Mount: Mountain at Chalcidice Peninsula’s eastern point in northeast Greece, known as “Holy Mountain” because of its numerous monasteries and chapels and famous for its ban on female visitors (MGRE 419; Crook 2). Ice for the Greek army is stored there, and Lionel Verney sees the sun set behind the mountain (LM 180, 190). Atlantic Ocean: Victor Frankenstein fears he will drift into the Atlantic after disposing of the female creature’s body (Fr1 198; Fr3 145).
Ancilla Dei: “Handmaid of the Lord,” usually referring to Mary (Crook 2). 78). Ancona: Eastern Italian port on the Adriatic. 37). Lionel Verney’s ship takes refuge from bad weather in Ancona (LM 215). 51). 17]. 14 Andalusia: Southern region of Spain formerly under Muslim control. 203). 246]. Andermatt: Swiss city near Mont St. Gothard, thirty miles southeast of Lucerne. 152–153). Andes: Mountain range running north and south in western South America. Victor Frankenstein states violent antagonism toward the Creature: “I would have made a pilgrimage to the highest peak of the Andes, could I, when there, have precipitated him to their base” (Fr1 121; Fr3 84).
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).
A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison, Staci Stone