Mary Shelley’s Early Novels

‘This Child of Imagination and Misery’

  • Authors
  • Jane Blumberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jane Blumberg
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jane Blumberg
    Pages 30-56
  4. Jane Blumberg
    Pages 156-185
  5. Jane Blumberg
    Pages 186-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 190-257

About this book


Mary Shelley's Early Novels seeks to redress the commonly held view that Mary Shelley was simply another mouthpiece for her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her most challenging and ambitious novels; Frankenstein, Valperga, and The Last Man, are examined in the light of her intellectual relationship with Percy Shelley. We see the way in which these novels reflect her gradual rejection of his radical tenets in an assertion of her own intellectual and ideological independence.


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