Romantic Outlaws

Romantic Outlaws

Author: Charlotte Gordon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473518162

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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***AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4*** NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER 'A gripping account of the heartbreaks and triumphs of two of history's most formidable female intellectuals, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. Gordon has reunited mother and daughter through biography, beautifully weaving their narratives for the first time.' Amanda Foreman English feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and author Mary Shelley were mother and daughter, yet these two extraordinary women never knew one another. Nevertheless, their passionate and pioneering lives remained closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies eerily similar. Both women became famous writers and wrote books that changed literary history, had passionate relationships with several men, were single mothers out of wedlock; both lived in exile, fought for their position in society, and interrogated ideas of how we should live. Romantic Outlaws takes the reader on a vivid journey across revolutionary France and Victorian England to explore in this ground-breaking dual biography of the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and the author who wrote Frankenstein - mother and daughter - a pair of visionary women, who should have shared a life, but who instead share a powerful literary and feminist legacy.
Romantic Outlaws
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Charlotte Gordon
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-23 - Publisher: Random House

***AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4*** NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER 'A gripping account of the heartbreaks and triumphs of two of history's most formidable female intellectuals, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. Gordon has reunited mother and daughter through biography, beautifully weaving their narratives for the first time.' Amanda
Romantic Outlaws
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Charlotte Gordon
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-28 - Publisher: Random House

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley have each been the subject of numerous biographies,
Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Martha Grace Duncan, Grace Duncan
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-09-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

An ex-convict struggles with his addictive yearning for prison. A law-abiding citizen broods over his pleasure in violent, illegal acts. A prison warden loses his job because he is so successful in rehabilitating criminals. These are but a few of the intriguing stories Martha Grace Duncan examines in her bold,
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mary Shelley
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-16 - Publisher: Penguin

For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley’s original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read 2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel. For the first time, Penguin Classics will
Crimes of Punishment
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Theodore L. Dorpat
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Algora Publishing

This groundbreaking book by an award-winning psychoanalyst and forensic psychiatrist presents a comprehensive exploration of a timely but often taboo topic: the failure of punishment to deter crime and violence, an issue that affects us both individually and as a culture. Written at the culmination of the author s fifty-year