Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley: Writing Lives


Pioneers in life writing, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN (1792), and Mary Shelley, author of FRANKENSTEIN (1818), are now widely regarded as two of the leading writers of the Romantic period. They are both responsible for opening up new possibilities for women in genres traditionally dominated by men. This volume brings together essays on Wollstonecrafts and Shelleys life writing by some of the most prominent scholars in Canada, Australia, and the United States. It also includes a full-length play by award-winning Canadian playwright Rose Scollard. Essayists include Judith Barbour, Betty T Bennett, Anne K Mellor, Charles E Robinson, Eleanor Ty, and Lisa Vargo. Among the works discussed are: Wollstonecrafts Vindication, Letters from Norway, and Maria; or, The Wrongs of Woman; William Godwins Memoirs of Wollstonecraft; and Shelleys Frankenstein, The Last Man, Ladore, and Rambles in Germany and Italy.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Gary Kelly
  • D. L. Macdonald
  • Syndy Mcmillen Conger
  • Lawrence R. Kennard
  • Eleanor Ty
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Waterloo, Ont.
Publication year:
  • 2001


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