In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF)


  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein
  • Fiona Sampson
  • English
  • 25 August 2020
  • 9781681777528

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  1. says: Fiona Sampson Ç 8 Download In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF)

    review In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein Fiona Sampson Ç 8 Download In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) This book will always hold a special place in my heart I attended a reading at Shakespeare and Company the most famous English bookshop in Paris where Fiona Sampson read and discussed her work In Search of Mary Shelley It was a truly magical evening that I will never forget And if that wasn't good enough Fiona signed my book that day Like what? Prior to this I didn't own any signed books So yeah I managed to cr

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    In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the release of Frankenstein Fiona Sampson examines the inner influences and background of writer Mary Shelley I admit I know very little about Mary Shelley other than the fact that she married the famous poet

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    In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is remembered above all for creating a monster the grotesue but perceptive creature from her 1818 novel Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus – although at the time she was renown far for her scandalous

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    In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) This book left me dissatisfied but I'm in a mood to be generous and award it five stars for lucidity readability and the fact that it provoked me to try and express my feelings about it in this reviewIt is not new to go In Search Of a towering literary figure I have at least one other In Search Of biography in this very room with me right now But it is nevertheless exceedingly apt apt with a poet's precision to be In Search of

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    In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) Oops I've just noticed the next episode of this online has expired I guess that makes this officially a DNFI was listening to the BBC Radio 4 abridged audio version I thought it would be interesting to at least vaguely listen to and learn a bit

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    review In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein Read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ç Fiona Sampson Fiona Sampson Ç 8 Download 45It's a brave biographer who sets out her stall so openly her object being to bring Mary closer to us and closer again until she's hugely enlarged in close up I want to see the actual texture of her existence cau

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    In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) There are three strands to Mary Shelley’s life which biographer Fiona Sampson returns to again and again first there is the legacy of her famous feminist mother Mary Wollstonecraft ‘taking for granted the participation of women as intellec

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    Fiona Sampson Ç 8 Download In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) The “girl” of this sub title made a life altering decision at age 16 that set in motion a dizzying for its time and ours 8 year partnership with poet Percy Blythe Shelley Fiona Sampson traces Mary Shelley’s life with recurrent themes Mary as an orphan a disowned daughter a lonely wife a person used by relatives and hangers on and a dedicated writer and autodidactThis is a different kind of interpretive

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    In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) The information about Mary Shelley was great but I really struggled with the writing styleThe present tense narration felt strange for a non fiction book and the author romanticises her subject rather than presenting an unbiased view I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing it's just that I was expecting a i

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    review In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein Fiona Sampson Ç 8 Download In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (PDF) From BBC Radio 4 Book of the weekMary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers poets philosophers and writers of the day Aged 16 she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley embarking

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In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

review In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein Fiona Sampson Ç 8 Download Read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ç Fiona Sampson Much as Victor Frankenstein tracked his monster across the arctic wastes Sampson has written a book that finally answers the uestion of how it was that a nineteen year old came to write a novel so dark mysterious anguished and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later No previous biographer has ever truly considered this uestion let alone answered it. The girl of this sub title made a life altering decision at age 16 that set in motion a dizzying for its time and ours 8 year partnership with poet Percy Blythe Shelley Fiona Sampson traces Mary Shelley s life with recurrent themes Mary as an orphan a disowned daughter a lonely wife a person used by relatives and hangers on and a dedicated writer and autodidactThis is a different kind of interpretive biography Besides being fully interior it is written in the present and future tenses A paraphrased example is the children will die there but Mary doesn t know this yet Some significant events are added after the fact for instance in the Mary Percy elopement Sampson doesn t note that three people ran away until Mary s step mother appears in Calais to retrieve her daughter Jane Mary s step sisterJane doesn t return with her mother and Mary Percy and Jane 3 very young people gad about Europe sometimes on foot renting houses having and burying children dealing or not dealing with family in England and writing translating and copying They join with other arts oriented expats and live together and apart Without regard for each other they freely love While Percy expects an inheritance for the present money is always an issue Mary seems to be the adult in the room She had been brought up in her father s intellectual circles She had been sent to Scotland and learned to fend for herself This was some but surely not adeuate preparation for life with Percy ShelleyIn the 8 years with Shelley that ended with his death she lost a step sister to suicide bore 4 children and buried 3 wrote Frankenstein travel books a few other novels copied sounded like edited Percy s works assisted her half sister in her pregnancy her dealings with the baby s father and her grief upon the baby s death married Percy when his wife killed herself all the while moving often sometimes great distances Percy was busy too often away most likely with other women including Mary s step sister sometimes with Lord Byron who was not the best influence for a portrait of how bad an influence he was see Lady Byron and Her DaughtersWhile Sampson brings modern psychology to her interpretation she does not mention PTSD from which Mary s depression and all that follows has to have spawned Her famous mother died in her childbirth and her also famous father did some mentoring along with a host of undermining I m guessing that Mary included the flirty flighty Jane in the elopement because at age 16 Jane was the only constant in her life Sampson has a good analysis of Mary s step mother but she is easy on her Mary s father and step sister Romantic Outlaws gives a scathing look at the how those closest to Mary both abandoned and hectored her for support You can see how Percy Shelley who is said to have great charms was irresistible to this 16 year old and perceived as both a friendhusband an adventure and a way out of a cold and unaffirming family situationThis short book captures a lot The writer knows the material and the times The plates are of pictures you want to see The index worked for me This is not a general biography It is recommended for those interested in Mary Shelley and know something of her story

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review In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein Fiona Sampson Ç 8 Download Read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ç Fiona Sampson We know the facts of Mary Shelley’s life in some detail the death of her mother Mary Wollstonecraft within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father William Godwin in a house full of radical thinkers poets philosophers and writers; her elopement at the age of seventeen with Percy Shelley; the years of peripatetic travel across Europe that followed But there ha. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the release of Frankenstein Fiona Sampson examines the inner influences and background of writer Mary Shelley I admit I know very little about Mary Shelley other than the fact that she married the famous poet Percy Shelley as a teenager and was widowed at a young age I have also never read Frankenstein but nevertheless I was intrigued to see what could possess a woman of this time to write something that is now considered a classic in an era where women simply weren t encouraged to write this kind of novel I found this well researched and thorough Sampson manages to open up a notoriously private woman s life and fascinating past where she was surrounded by some great intellectual thinkers of the time It was great to see who or what influenced Mary to write her story She manages to bring life to a woman tormented by her many pregnancies and infant deaths and how her outpouring of grief and redemption comes in th form of writing At times these reads almost like a novel and that s what makes it so engaging It also flows well Most chapters set up a scene before dissecting the chapter with various facts and interesting discussions It s structured in such a way that it doesn t divert from the facts or diverge into various distracting sidestories which I appreciated I do think I would have benefitted from reading Frankenstein before reading this I think that s the main intention here and although I gained a lot of insight into Mary Shelley I would have gained having read her novel first I think I would have perhaps been into this as well having done that as although I found the overall premise interesting I ve found I m maybe just not as interested in this time period as I am other periods of history This is purely a personal preference however That said this is a great introduction to Mary Shelley a character full of intrigue with a fascinating past

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review In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein Fiona Sampson Ç 8 Download Read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ç Fiona Sampson S been no literary biography written this century and previous books have ignored the real person what she actually thought and felt and why she did what she did despite the fact that Mary and her group of second generation Romantics were extremely interested in the psychological aspect of lifeIn this probing narrative Fiona Sampson pursues Mary Shelley through her turbulent life. Oops I ve just noticed the next episode of this online has expired I guess that makes this officially a DNFI was listening to the BBC Radio 4 abridged audio version I thought it would be interesting to at least vaguely listen to and learn a bit about Mary Shelley s life having recently re read Frankenstein and with it being the 200 year anniversary of its publicationHonestly it wasn t great and I think that s why I let it expire I had listened to the first two 15min episodes of 5 but was in no rush to continue You d be better off skimming Mary Shelley s Wikipedia page It felt flat and dull failing to capture my attention and it just didn t have to be written that way Yes it s non fiction a biography but all of my favourite non fiction books are written fluidly and beautifully and this is definitely important for the reader to get the most out of what they re learning Indeed I don t think I learned much anyway not that I m a Mary Shelley expert or anything and it felt like a list of events Worst of all the audiobook narrator was terrible she spoke in a way that sounded incredibly patronising and for some reason when reading out their letters etc she decided to put on voices of people who had been really living I could not understand that decision at all and it was awful I found myself waiting for the letter or whatever it was to end so she d stop with the voicesIn conclusion I think this audiobook edition was not up to BBC Radio 4 s usual standards but I also don t feel the source book is that great I won t be reading it in full and cannot recommend it to others