By Lucy Morrison
Frankenstein is without doubt one of the preferred school room texts in highschool and school, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed realization. This reference is a entire consultant to her lifestyles and occupation. incorporated are countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, neighbors, relations, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and more.Mary Shelley has only in the near past emerged from the shadows of her well-known mom and dad, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and that of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. at the present time, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is likely one of the preferred lecture room texts in highschool and faculty, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed cognizance. 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 remove darkness from her wealthy own stories and willing mind. This reference is a finished advisor to her lifestyles and career.Included are thousands of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, neighbors, kin, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short determine and contextualize their subject matters, whereas others provide extra large discussions. Many entries cite assets of extra info, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is totally cross-referenced and contains a distinctive index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.
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201–229). 14–17). 39–40). Perdita notes: “ ‘As well might Cleopatra have worn as an ornament the vinegar which contained her dissolved pearl, as I be content with the love that Raymond can now offer me’ ” (LM 144). 119–121). 21). As epigraph to the chapter in which Richard of York lovingly parts from Katherine before proceeding to battle in Cornwall, Shelley quotes Antony’s speech to Cleopatra as he leaves to battle Caesar: “ ‘Dost thou hear, lady? 172–176). Shelley uses Enobarbus’s description of Cleopatra’s magniﬁcent procession along the Cydnus to contrast Ethel Villiers’s meagre surroundings: Cleopatra is on the “bark which—’Like a burnished throne / burnt on the water’ .
Arve: River ﬂowing through France at the Alps’s base. Shelley suggests walking up Mont Sale`ve would provide a rewarding view of the Arve (H 103). In their 1816 European journey, both Shelleys were struck by the river’s beauty, and PBS’s “Mont Blanc” contemplates the scene (Journals 114–115). Victor Frankenstein says of the Arve: “the dashing of the waterfalls around spoke of a power mighty as Omnipotence” (Fr1 123; Fr3 86). English plague survivors follow the Arve to its source (LM 423–424). Arveiron: See Arve´ron.
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). Gerard Neville compares his anxiety to hear Hoskins’s story to his willingness to “walk barefoot to the summit of the Andes to have these questions answered” (F 134).