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PITHY QUOTE FROM Shelley (Mary): Literary Lives

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There is an originality, an independence, an enthusiasm, in the Spanish character that distinguishes them from every other people. Despotism and the Inquisition, ignorance and superstition, have been unable to level the noble altitude of their souls; and even while the manifestations of genius have been crushed, genius has survived.

Mary Shelley's Literary Lives and Other Writings. Spanish and Portuguese Lives; French Lives (Montaigne to Rochefoucauld). Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men. Introduction

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Mary Shelley's Literary Lives and Other Writings. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-055-4

Language: English

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Detail, miniature portrait by Reginald Easton, circa 1820

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Shelley, Mary. Mary Shelley's Literary Lives and Other Writings. Edited by Nora Crook. 4 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2002.

Following the success of Mary Shelley's Novels and Selected Works there was some regret that Mary Shelley's remaining writing remained unpublished. In particular, this includes her lyric poetry and her writing for Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia of Biography as well as some material that has only recently been positively attributed to her. This can now be rectified with this four volume set that is edited to the same standard as the earlier edition. Publication of this material will allow libraries to complete the canon of Mary Shelley's work at a time when her literary reputation and interest in her continues to grow.



. . . an admirable achievement by all involved and a wonderful opportunity for readers and scholars who are for the first time able to gain access to Shelley’s obscurer texts. . . .

—The Byron Journal