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Even if Frankenstein is now extensively taught in periods on Romanticism, little realization has been paid to the massive corpus of Mary Shelley's different works. certainly the thrill of the decade at feminist techniques to Frankenstein has satirically obscured the personality of its writer. This choice of essays, written by means of a preeminent crew of Romantic students, sketches a portrait of the "other Mary Shelley": the author and highbrow who well-known the turbulent interaction between problems with family members, gender, and society, and whose writings resonate strongly within the atmosphere of latest politics, tradition, and feminism. through interpreting a formerly ignored physique of novels, novellas, experiences, commute writing, essays, letters, biographies, and stories, and via emphasizing Mary Shelley's smart overview of Romanticism, the essays during this quantity supply a ground-breaking assessment of 1 of the most important cultural critics of the 19th century.

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