Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley Best Download || [Charlotte Gordon]


  • Title: Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley
  • Author: Charlotte Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780099592396
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback

  • Romantic Outlaws is the first book to tell the story of the passionate and pioneering lives of Mary Wollstonecraft English feminist and author of the landmark book, The Vindication of the Rights of Women and her novelist daughter Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.Although mother and daughter, these two brilliant women never knew one another Wollstonecraft died ofRomantic Outlaws is the first book to tell the story of the passionate and pioneering lives of Mary Wollstonecraft English feminist and author of the landmark book, The Vindication of the Rights of Women and her novelist daughter Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.Although mother and daughter, these two brilliant women never knew one another Wollstonecraft died of an infection in 1797 at the age of thirty eight, a week after giving birth Nevertheless their lives were so closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies so eerily similar, it seems impossible to consider one without the other.Both women became famous writers fell in love with brilliant but impossible men and were single mothers who had children out of wedlock both lived in exile fought for their position in society and thought deeply about how we should live And both women broke almost every rigid convention there was to break Wollstonecraft chased pirates in Scandinavia Shelley faced down bandits in Naples Wollstonecraft sailed to Paris to witness the Revolution Shelley eloped in a fishing boat with a married man Wollstonecraft proclaimed that women s liberty should matter to everyone.Not only did Wollstonecraft declare the rights of women, her work ignited Romanticism She inspired Coleridge, Wordsworth and a whole new generation of writers, including her own daughter, who with her young lover Percy Shelley read Wollstonecraft s work
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    Commentaires:

    Hannah Greendale
    Click here to watch a video review of on my BookTube channel, From Beginning to Bookend An intimate look at the lives of two extraordinary women who unapologetically broke with convention and scandalized Victorian England.

    Marita
    This biography of mother Mary Wollstonecraft and daughter Mary Shelley served my purposes very well Whilst knowing of them, I didn t know very much about them It is written in an easy to read novelistic style, with notes and bibliography in the last part of the book What was a bit awkward was that the chapters alternated between the two women, and so I found that I would just be enjoying a particular part of the story when suddenly I would have to do a mental scene change and switch to the other [...]

    Diane S ☔
    3.5 I have thought long and hard what to put in this review Brilliant mother and daughter, fighters for women s rights, led lives that were frowned upon during their days and penned books that have impacted many and lived on The author does a great job telling their stories in alternating chapters, using crisp and clear dialogue and moving the narrative forward at a stay pace At times though I would be interested in one part of the narrative and it would end and switch to the other Could keep re [...]

    Jaylia3
    This dual biography of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley utterly enthralled me Both were talented, groundbreaking, independent thinking women, they each had drama and difficulties in their lives worthy of a Bront novel, and between them they knew intimately some of the most interesting people involved with Romantic literature and radical political thought from the French Revolution through to the mid Victorian years Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was born into a poor family with a ve [...]

    Abigail
    This book borders on wrist breaker status but despite the volume I wish there was to read I picked it up as of a self education piece and break from fiction, not really thinking about the entertainment factor I learned so much I had no idea who Mary Wollstonecraft was or how much hardship she and her daughter, Mary Shelley, went through during their lifetimes Their hardships, strengths of character and literary talent make them incredibly inspirational.Mary Wollstonecraft is born into a poor f [...]

    Louise
    Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin died within days of giving birth to Mary Godwin who became Mary Shelley the writer creator of Frankenstein While death was a physical separation of Wollstonecraft and her daughter, author Charlotte Gordon explores how Wollstonecraft and her views on the role of women were embedded in Mary Godwin Shelley.While the facts speak for themselves women had no legal rights either to their property or their children in deference to a father or husband Gordon shows through the l [...]

    Bettie☯
    BOTWbbc programmes b064xjn1Description Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon s extraordinary biography of the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, and her novelist daughter, Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein.Mary Wollstonecraft, famous for her polemic A Vindication on the Rights of Woman, died ten days after giving birth to her daughter who wrote one of the nineteenth century s most significant novels, Frankenstein Though she never knew her mother, Mary Shelley was inspire [...]

    Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
    This is such a fantastic biography that I suspect it will become my gold standard It s a dual biography of two well known female intellectuals who were also mother and daughter , Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley All I knew of either woman before reading this was her most famous book, but as it turns out they both lived fascinating and, because they were writers, well documented lives Both traveled internationally Wollstonecraft even lived in France in the midst of its revolution , wrote exte [...]

    Jenn
    I ve never been much for lengthy non fiction tomes I can count on one hand the number of biographies I ve made it through, and yet, I m obsessed with history with the stories and human accounts, not the dry, sterile statistics However, I was determined to at least skim through this book, because, after just finishing Frankenstein, I ve become obsessed with Mary Shelley and her obvious genius I ve always been a poetry lover, but I have come late to the appreciation of the Romantic poets I ve ofte [...]

    Amy Sturgis
    These comments are based on an advanced reader copy provided by NetGalley in return for an honest review Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for making it available Without knowing the history of the era, the difficulties Wollstonecraft and Shelley faced are largely invisible, their bravery incomprehensible Even those who revere mother and daughter do not fully realize how profoundly they challenged the moral code of the day Yet both women were what Wollstonecraft termed outlaws Not only did th [...]

    Amanda
    I listened to the audiobook, which was really well done I had very little trouble remembering who was whom and such, though I didn t stress about remembering every single detail It was fascinating to learn about the two Marys, how their work intersected with their lives and what unorthodox lives they led This was overall a really, REALLY engaging dual biography and I highly recommend it.

    El
    I read about this book on Guardian and immediately wondered where a book like this has been all of my life.I ve been a longtime fan of both Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, so about their lives than their writing itself, though fully appreciating their writing even if I haven t always enjoyed what I read But these two ladies, they had cojones and I think either one would have been a hoot to spend time with in their days.As far as I know, this is the first dual biography which is a wonderfu [...]

    BAM The Bibliomaniac
    The book begins with expression of a dream of both women that the day would come when men and women were equal, that all would deserve and be given the same rights, that human reason and the capacity for love would reform the world, that all would agree that the great enemies of happiness are cruelty, poverty, ignorance and tyranny, and that everyone is entitled to freedom and justice Obedience is viewed as oppression Although there is obviously a generation s difference as they are mother and d [...]

    Nancy
    The Romantic Outlaws Mary Wollstonecraft and her Daughter Mary Shelley was a compelling read Charlotte Gordon presents parallel biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley in alternating chapters.These brilliant and iconoclastic women embraced ideals that made them social outcasts They fell hard for men who broke their hearts They both spent time as outcast, single mothers of illegitimate children They believed gasp that women were equal to men in intelligence and potential they eschewed [...]

    Christy B
    This biography is to Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley what The Bront s is to Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bront Meaning if there is one book you want to read on the two Marys, this is the one.One unique thing about the book was the alternate chapters Instead of talking about both women in a chapter, Gordon instead would dedicate one chapter to each woman at a period in her life We literally go back and forth between the two Wollstonecraft, unfortunately, did not have as long a lif [...]

    Whitney Milam
    One of the most extraordinary, riveting biographies I ve ever read extensively researched and contextualized literary Romanticism was my main focus in college and I ve had years of independent study on the main figures in the movement it s rare for me to read a book about them, now, that contains than a few facts, quotes, or anecdotes I haven t already heard or read This book had DOZENS, all placed into perfect historical and literary context, examined with complexity and compassion, and writte [...]

    Charmaine
    Well, I finally gave up on this one before I finished it I just couldn t take it any Although this biography is fairly well written, there are many things I dislike about it I will describe just two of them.First of all, the chapters alternate between the two separate life stories of of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley This made it very difficult to stay connected with each story By the time I finished a chapter on Mary W I had forgotten where we were in the story of Mary S I eventually just [...]

    Laura
    From BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon s extraordinary biography of the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, and her novelist daughter, Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein.1 5 Charlotte Gordon s biography of the pioneering feminist and her novelist daughter.2 5 Charlotte Gordon explores the writing lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.3 5 Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley make though choices.4 5 Testing times lie ahead when love a [...]

    Rachel Ramirez
    This book earned a solid 4.5 star rating from me This has to be one of the best biographies that I have ever read I have no idea how Mrs Gordon was able to write a book about two famous writers a mother and daughter and not have the book be messy With all the information about their lives available from research it would make sense that a reader would get information confused about either the mother or the daughter especially since they share a first name , but I was able to keep track of whose [...]

    Melanie Spaulding
    Come for the literary history, stay for the crazy scandals free love, multiple illegitimate children, love triangles galore Mary, her half sister, Claire, and P.B.Shelley, and later Claire, Shelley and Lord Byron , the League of Incest, and the literal snatching of Shelley s heart from his burning funeral pyre by a distraught fanboy who dug his own grave next to Shelley s, while telling Mary that there would hopefully be room for her later Reading this book was like indulging in the 19th century [...]

    Savannah German
    An excellent dual bio of mother Wollenstonecraft and daughter Shelley Gordon tells their lives in her book and correlates main events in their lives in each chapter Shelley and Wollenstonecraft come alive in This excellent book

    Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    A fascinating biography of two equally fascinating women during their days.Excellent read

    Renae Pérez
    Mary Wollstonecraft is one of the most important, defining figures of my admittedly short life I first encountered her writing when I was in my early teens, and it very much helped me to come to terms with my own beliefs and my sense of place in society Reading a biography about Wollstonecraft was very much on my To Do ASAP list But Romantic Outlaws is not only about Mary Wollstonecraft it s also about her younger daughter, Mary Shelley, an accomplished and in many respects, popular in the mode [...]

    Mia Parviainen
    I feel like I should begin with a few disclaimers 1 I ve met Charlotte Gordon through a writing conference that I send students to each spring I think she s a fantastic writer and teacher of writing A few years ago, before the book was published, she gave a reading from a chapter in progress I decided that I had to have this book once it was out I ve read Mistress Bradstreet The Untold Life of America s First Poet, so I m familiar with Charlotte Gordon s work 2 I might have an unhealthy obsessio [...]

    Bruce Cook
    My daughter gave this book to me for Christmas 2015 I asked her why she would give me such a book, a book about the lives of two women She said she saw it in my Wish List I couldn t remember putting it in my Wish List, but apparently I did, and I am glad I did Even so, I don t think I would ever have read this book if it hadn t been given to me by my daughter.I must confess to a fair amount of ignorance about the lives of these two women when I started reading the book Of course, I had some fami [...]

    Roman Clodia
    Gordon has given us two parallel biographies here of mother and daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley Cleverly retelling their lives in alternate chapters, she manages to avoid the emphasis going to one or other woman, while subtly bringing out similarities between their ideas and the shapes that their lives took This is particularly important since I think most of us will be familiar with Shelley s life than Wollstonecraft s, even though the latter probably had the extraordinary expe [...]

    Terry
    It s hard to say cheerily how good this is, since it s also heartily depressing Still, I really enjoyed the reading experience of this book It is a very brisk yet detailed read I do have to say that if you ve read Daisy Hay s Young Romantics The Tangled Lives of English Poetry s Greatest Generation, which I also recommend, you won t learn much new here, except perhaps about Mary Wollstonecraft As ever, Byron and Shelley were truly garbage human beings As ever, the ways women were treated by by [...]

    Laura
    4.5 An all compassing, passionate report of the lives of two admirable women who were linked by blood The 4.5 stars is only because I had some trouble figuring out that the chapters were paralleling the two ladies together and it didn t make it easier that they were both called Mary I can understand why, but at the same time, it does mix together the histories of both women in such a way that it could make it hard to remember what exactly happened to who Nevertheless, I loved the writing style a [...]

    Feisty Harriet
    Even at nearly 600 pages I loved this book so much I wanted to start again as soon as I finished I knew very little about Mary Wollstonecraft or Mary Shelley prior to picking up this dual biography, however I quickly fell in love with both of them, with their particular brand of trail blazing feminism, their politics, and their artistic endeavors Were they flawed Deeply so aren t we all Do I agree with everything they did, said, and or wrote Of course not But I loved learning about these two wo [...]

    Jessica
    Fascinating, though it was sometimes easy to conflate the two women s stories because a lot of the same names pop up in the alternating chapters and not just the two Marys.

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