By Lucy Morrison
Frankenstein is without doubt one of the most well-liked lecture room texts in highschool and school, and Shelley's different works are attracting renewed realization. This reference is a complete advisor to her lifestyles and profession. incorporated are countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, pals, family, apartments, fictional characters, allusions, and more.Mary Shelley has just recently emerged from the shadows of her recognized mom and dad, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and that of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. this day, Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is without doubt one of the preferred school room texts in highschool and faculty, and Mary Shelley's different works are attracting renewed consciousness. those works demonstrate a lot concerning the Romantic literary interval and Shelley's ongoing improvement as a author. as well as her novels, Shelley wrote brief tales, poems, and dramas. those texts illustrate the problems of a moving literary market, whereas her shuttle writings light up her wealthy own reports and prepared mind. This reference is a complete advisor to her lifestyles and career.Included are 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries approximately her works, buddies, kin, flats, fictional characters, allusions, and extra. a few entries in short establish and contextualize their themes, whereas others provide extra huge discussions. Many entries cite assets of additional details, and the quantity closes with a bibliography. The paintings is absolutely cross-referenced and contains a unique index and an appendix that discusses the resources of Shelley's quotations.
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Bacchus: In Roman Mythology, god of wine and vegetation, usually called 30 Dionysus in Greece. Bacchus rewards Midas by granting his wish for a golden touch, ﬁnally allowing the king to wash away the power in Pactolus (Midas 125, 143). 210; BMI 35; HM 316). Bacchus attends the gods’ feast at Proserpine’s opening (P 31). Bacon, Lord Francis (1562–1626): English statesman and author best known for essays in which he outlines a system of philosophy based upon a scientiﬁc approach to nature. Shelley read his Apophthegmes New and Old (1625) and Sylva Sylvarum: Or a Naturall Historie.
Gazotte’s English translation of the French version, Arabian Tales; or, a Continuation of the Arabian Nights Entertainment (1814), 1815 and 1817 (Journals 88, 641). 555). The narrator of “Recollections of Italy” describes park grass near the Thames as “softer than the velvet on which the Princess Badroulboudour walked to Aladdin’s palace,” a reference to Badroulboudour’s bridal procession from her father’s palace to Aladdin’s in “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” (Aladdin commands a genie to stretch a carpet between the palaces, so his bride will not be forced to walk upon the ground) (RI 25; Lane-Poole 410).
Amazon, The: Statue in Rome’s Museum of the Capitol (MROM 257). 230). Ambrosian Library: Borromeo founded the ﬁrst Italian public library, Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana, named for St. Ambrose, 1609. 110–111). America: Robert Walton thinks his travels may lead him to the continent of America (Fr1 55; Fr3 31). Victor Frankenstein suggests an overriding passion led to the speedy discovery and exploitation of the continent, while the Creature learns “the hapless fate of the original inhabitants” from Volney’s Amphitrite Ruins of Empires (Fr1 84, 147; Fr3 57, 105).