The Literary Career of Novelist Mary Shelley After 1822: Romance, Realism, and the Politics of Gender

The Literary Career of Novelist Mary Shelley After 1822: Romance, Realism, and the Politics of Gender

By: Erin L. Webster-Garrett (author)Hardback

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This book explores the neglected end of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's literary career, questioning inherited images of her as a bourgeois satellite of masculine genius and as a child-prodigy whose genius faded after "The Last Man". The study contextualizes Shelley's post-1822 career in terms of the rise of discourses of influence to describe sociopolitical, cultural, spiritual, and sexual relationships, and in terms of the rise of Romantic cultural anxieties regarding the ascendance of the popular novel and romance to positions of cultural influence.

About Author

Erin L. Webster-Garrett is Assistant Professor of English at Radford University.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Quest for the "Author of Frankenstein"; 2. Mary Shelley and the Popular Novel; 3. Romancing History in The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck; 4. Romancing Revolution: The Spanish Chapters of Perkin Warbeck; 5. Anti-Romance and the Female Quixote; Conclusion; 1. The Politics of Disenchantment: Re-Envisioning the Mary Shelley Story; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773455641
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 252
  • ID: 9780773455641
  • ISBN10: 0773455647

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