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Mary Shelley as editor of Percy Shelley

Allen, Richard (2001). Mary Shelley as editor of Percy Shelley. In: Bellamy, Joan; Laurence, Anne and Perry, Gillian eds. Women, Scholarship and Criticism: Gender & knowledge c.1790-1900. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 77–90.

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Abstract

This chapter explores Mary Shelley's work as the founding editor of Percy Shelley's poetry. It sets out the circumstances of Mary Shelley's life after the death of Percy Shelley, her financial dependence on Percy Shelley's father, and the restrictions placed on publication by Shelley's father. It then sets out the strategies Mary Shelley used to construct a biography of Percy Shelley from the poem, thus establishing a Romantic biography of Percy Shelley which has endured into the 20th century,

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2000 Manchester University Press, Richard Allen for the chapter
ISBN: 978-0-7190-5719-1
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 40143
Depositing User: Richard Allen
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40143
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