By Lucy Morrison
Frankenstein is likely one of the preferred lecture room texts in highschool and faculty, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed recognition. This reference is a accomplished advisor to her existence and occupation. incorporated are hundreds and hundreds of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, neighbors, family members, 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. this day, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is among the hottest lecture room texts in highschool and school, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed awareness. those works display 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 moving literary market, whereas her shuttle writings remove darkness from her wealthy own studies and prepared mind. This reference is a entire consultant to her lifestyles and career.Included are 1000s of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, kinfolk, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in brief determine and contextualize their themes, whereas others supply extra large discussions. Many entries cite assets of extra details, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is totally cross-referenced and features a distinct index and an appendix that discusses the assets of Shelley's quotations.
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Amadis is an idealized chivalric ﬁgure; Shelley read Robert Southey’s 1803 translation 1817 (Journals 677). Henry Clerval writes a play about Amadis (Fr1 66). Amalfi: Italian town ten miles west of Salerno. 280–96). 285–86). “Amalfi”: See Italy. Amalthea: In Greek mythology, goat or nymph that supplied Zeus with nourishment while he was hiding from Cronus; in some versions, one of the goat’s horns was perpetually overﬂowing with food and drink (Tripp 605). 12 Lionel Verney reﬂects upon his childhood when “the horn of Amalthea contained no blessing unshowered upon us” (LM 258).
260). 53). 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).
Auxerre: French city ninety miles southeast of Paris; the Shelleys passed through it 1816 (Journals 132). Lionel Verney leads a party toward Auxerre, following the reverse of the Shelleys’ route (LM 396, 401). Ave Maria: First words, in Latin, of the “Hail Mary” prayer honoring the Incarnation. Closely associated with this prayer is the Ave or Angelus bell, rung during the prayer (Attwater 42). Buzeccha arrives at Cincolo de’ Becari’s home shortly after the evening Ave bell (Passions 7). 98). Aventures de Te´le´maque, Les: See Fe´nelon.
A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia by Lucy Morrison