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Her lost words : a novel of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Her lost words : a novel of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley / Stephanie Marie Thornton.

Summary:

"From A Vindication of the Rights of Woman to Frankenstein, a tale of two literary legends-a mother and daughter-discovering each other and finding themselves along the way, from USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Marie Thornton. 1792. As a child, Mary Wollstonecraft longed to disappear during her father's violent rages. Instead, she transforms herself into the radical author of the landmark volume A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, in which she dares to propose that women are equal to men. From conservative England to the blood-drenched streets of revolutionary France, Mary refuses to bow to society's conventions and instead supports herself with her pen until an illicit love affair challenges her every belief about romance and marriage. When she gives birth to a daughter and is stricken with childbed fever, Mary fears it will be her many critics who recount her life's extraordinary odyssey... 1815. The daughter of infamous political philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, passionate Mary Shelley learned to read by tracing the letters of her mother's tombstone. As a young woman, she desperately misses her mother's guidance, especially following her scandalous elopement with dashing poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary struggles to balance an ever-complicated marriage with motherhood while nursing twin hopes that she might write something of her own one day and also discover the truth of her mother's unconventional life. Mary's journey will unlock her mother's secrets, all while leading to her own destiny as the groundbreaking author of Frankenstein. A riveting and inspiring novel about a firebrand feminist, her visionary daughter, and the many ways their words transformed our world"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798885786140 (large print ; hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797 > Fiction.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Feminism > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Large print books.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County Public Library. (Show)

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Covington Branch LT THORN S (Text) 33126026484620 New Large Print Available -


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