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About the Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley n e Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer in her own lifetime, though reviewers often missed the political edge to her novels After her death, however, she was chiefly remembered only as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein It was not until 1989, when Emily Sunstein published her prizewinning biography Mary Shelley Romance and Reality, that a full length scholarly biography analyzing all of Shelley s letters, journals, and works within their historical context was published.The well meaning attempts of Mary Shelley s son and daughter in law to Victorianise her memory through the censoring of letters and biographical material contributed to a perception of Mary Shelley as aconventional, less reformist figure than her works suggest Her own timid omissions from Percy Shelley s works and her quiet avoidance of public controversy in the later years of her life added to this impression The eclipse of Mary Shelley s reputation as a novelist and biographer meant that, until the last thirty years, most of her works remained out of print, obstructing a larger view of her achievement She was seen as a one novel author, if that In recent decades, however, the republication of almost all her writings has stimulated a new recognition of its value Her voracious reading habits and intensive study, revealed in her journals and letters and reflected in her works, is now better appreciated Shelley s recognition of herself as an author has also been recognized after Percy s death, she wrote about her authorial ambitions I think that I can maintain myself, and there is something inspiriting in the idea Scholars now consider Mary Shelley to be a major Romantic figure, significant for her literary achievement and her political voice as a woman and a liberal.

10 thoughts on “Lodore

  1. says:

    This was not the best example of Shelley s writing The narrative told rather than showed the reader what was happening There was minimal dialogue which made the descriptions that much harder to enjoy She often quoted other authors to justify her characters actions The main plot has potential to be a great story it was just poorly executed.

  2. says:

    Lodore is often reviewed as an Austen like manners novel with a dark side There is no dark side People assume that because Mary Shelley wrote it, it must have the Gothic flair of Frankenstein that made her famous No.This is just a story about people who have gotten involved in somewhat complicated relationships and failed to solve their problems quickly due to the

  3. says:

    This book needed an editor There was an interesting and compelling story buried in repetition, too much detail, and far too much inner monologue in third person I did find hints of Austen in the setting and the social class of the main characters Lodore describes social scenes that Austen avoided namely debtor s prison, mental illness, and even infant death Poor Mary

  4. says:

    This book was horribly boring It was one of those books that you put down multiple times and then pick up again and try over It wasn t worth picking up again all those times And was the book that taught me that you don t HAVE to finish a book that you don t enjoy Life s too short I was so disappointed.

  5. says:

    The most Jane Austen like of all the five Shelley novels I ve read so far, this work lives or dies depending on its characterization While her other works presented exceptional settings a world beset by plague , acute emotional outpourings a would be suicide devoting his life to the young girl who saves him and unparalleled feats of scientific endeavour artificially creati

  6. says:

    Mary Shelley, the name alone inspires a crack at the pages within Lodore follows her modus operandi of semi autobiographical motherless child as a leading character Ms Shelley s writing is beautiful in its perspective and language I especially enjoyed her version of the wilderness of Illinois.

  7. says:

    Some parts were better than her near contemporaries Austen and Bronte Some parts were worse Shelley tended towards telling you what happened instead of showing you I liked the way the story played out in Lodore The misunderstandings and reactions seemed reasonable I liked the characterization better in this book than Wuthering Heights.

  8. says:

    Technically 2.5 stars Shelley s writing doesn t completely make up for how repetitive and somewhat boring this novel can be Mostly strong female characters for a time in which females were so secondary is nice to read

  9. says:

    I love Mary Shelley She was a genius, far ahead of her time It was fascinating to read this book after Frankenstein, The Last Man, and Mathilda I was spellbound, I throughly enjoyed it Her insight into human nature and character was astonishing.

  10. says:

    as a novel its a bit all over the place, yet it has its place in literary history, as one of the first novels to deal with the difficulties of women in managing on there own in the modern world.

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