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Her lost words : a novel of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

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 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"--

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  • ISBN: 9780593198438
  • ISBN: 0593198425
  • ISBN: 9780593198421 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 423 pages 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2023.

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General Note:
Includes readers guide.
Subject: Feminism Fiction
Authors Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft 1797-1851 Fiction
Wollstonecraft, Mary 1759-1797 Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch THORN S (Text) 33126025422266 New Adult Fiction Checked out 06/13/2023
Wm. E. Durr Branch THORN S (Text) 33126025422274 New Adult Fiction Checked out 06/03/2023

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