By Lucy Morrison
Frankenstein is among the most well liked lecture room texts in highschool and school, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed cognizance. This reference is a complete consultant to her lifestyles and occupation. incorporated are hundreds and hundreds of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, family, apartments, 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 present day, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is among the most well-liked lecture room texts in highschool and faculty, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed cognizance. those works demonstrate a lot in regards to 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 studies and prepared mind. This reference is a accomplished consultant to her existence and career.Included are 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, associates, family, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in brief establish and contextualize their themes, whereas others supply extra broad discussions. Many entries cite resources of additional info, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is totally cross-referenced and encompasses a targeted index and an appendix that discusses the assets of Shelley's quotations.
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194). For Gerard Neville, the beneﬁts of sailing the Atlantic outweigh the dangers (F 282). Athol: Forest in northwest Scotland’s Grampian mountains. Lionel Verney visits Adrian in the “romantic seclusion” of the Duke of Athol’s seat at Dunkeld (LM 55, 71). Atlantis: Legendary island ruled by Atlas, supposedly destroyed by earthquake and sunk into the Atlantic west of Gibraltar. “Atlantis” derives from the Greek for “no place” and “good place”; it would have come to Shelley from many sources (Crook 2).
Ali: See Ali Pasha. Ali, Mohammed: Albanian, rebellious, despotic vassal of Turkey’s sultan, Ali was also Egypt’s governor (1805–49); Shelley also terms him Mehemet Ali (Dupuy 851; Crook 2). 139). She alludes to the Second Turko-Egyptian War (1839–41), 9 Ali, Prince when France broke ranks with other European powers to support Ali against the sultan (Dupuy 851; Crook 2). who attempted to have Emilia released from her convent, Marcott does not help Clorinda Saviani escape (BMI 38; Journals 593; Sunstein 254–255).
234). Arezzo: Italian city forty-ﬁve miles southeast of Florence in the Apennines. 83). Argoli, Professor: Padua University professor who predicted that Wallenstein would have a “great martial fame” (Mitchell 48). 7). Argus: See Eusta. Argyro-Castro: Large town, region, and river in Albania (MGRE 394–395). Shelley accurately describes the river as ﬂowing “among the savage mountains of the district between Ioannina and Tepeleni,” and Cyril Ziani later wanders through its valley (EE 100, 112). Argyropylo: Greek commander in chief in The Last Man.