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Romantic Outlaws - The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley

Charlotte Gordon

Charlotte Gordon’s new work is a fresh look at the lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, who together comprise one of the most illustrious and inspiring mother-daughter pairs in history. Wollstonecraft published the first full articulation of women’s rights in 1792, risking her reputation and sometimes her life in pursuit of her radical goals, while her daughter Mary Shelley wrote the masterpiece Frankenstein in 1819, and famously professed her love to the poet Percy Shelley on her mother’s grave. Although these two women never really knew each other, their lives were so closely intertwined and eerily similar that it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible men and were single mothers who had children out of wedlock; both struggled to negotiate their need for love and companionship with their need for independence. The narrative takes readers from Revolutionary France to the Scottish Highlands, from Victorian England to the canals of Venice, reading like an engrossing historical novel.

Charlotte Gordon’s new work is a fresh look at the lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, who together comprise one of the most illustrious and inspiring mother-daughter pairs in history. Wollstonecraft published the first full articulation of women’s rights in 1792, risking her reputation and sometimes her life in pursuit of her radical goals, while her daughter Mary Shelley wrote the masterpiece Frankenstein in 1819, and famously professed her love to the poet Percy Shelley on her mother’s grave. Although these two women never really knew each other, their lives were so closely intertwined and eerily similar that it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible men and were single mothers who had children out of wedlock; both struggled to negotiate their need for love and companionship with their need for independence. The narrative takes readers from Revolutionary France to the Scottish Highlands, from Victorian England to the canals of Venice, reading like an engrossing historical novel.
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Charlotte Gordon’s new work is a fresh look at the lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, who together comprise one of the most illustrious and inspiring mother-daughter pairs in history. Wollstonecraft published the first full articulation of women’s rights in 1792, risking her reputation and sometimes her life in pursuit of her radical goals, while her daughter Mary Shelley wrote the masterpiece Frankenstein in 1819, and famously professed her love to the poet Percy Shelley on her mother’s grave. Although these two women never really knew each other, their lives were so closely intertwined and eerily similar that it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible men and were single mothers who had children out of wedlock; both struggled to negotiate their need for love and companionship with their need for independence. The narrative takes readers from Revolutionary France to the Scottish Highlands, from Victorian England to the canals of Venice, reading like an engrossing historical novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Lyons

Length:

22h 31m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

09:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

37:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

36:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

37:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

36:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

38:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

49:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

26:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

47:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

32:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

36:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

45:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

26:49