Mary Shelley

Mes rêves n’appartiennent qu’à moi

Letters From the Woman Who Reinvented Fear

My Dreams Belong Only to Me

Letters From the Woman Who Reinvented Fear
November 10, 2020
Epistolary
64 pages
100 × 165 mm
7,95 €
9788831312226
978-8-8313-1222-6

“Les Plis les livres prêts-à-expédier” collection

																Mary Shelley, Mes rêves n’appartiennent qu’à moi
																Mary Shelley, Mes rêves n’appartiennent qu’à moi

“My youth was more romantic than any romantic invention.”
— Mary Shelley

By its intensity and the unforgettable characters who populated it, the life of Mary Shelley was a true novel, which we follow chapter by chapter through her letters. The creator of Frankenstein is caught here in the whirlwind of the glorious years of Romanticism: she is passionate, suffers, never stops claiming her freedom. Shelley depicts her formidable cenacle of friends—among them Lord Byron—who judged the beauty of the world inseparable from its truths.

The author

Daughter of a feminist philosopher and libertarian writer, the novelist Mary Shelley (1797-1851) gave birth to the most famous monster of literature when she was only 19 years old. Her letters retrace the journey of her life of study and travel: the clandestine love with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and their escape across Europe, the tragedy of the loss of loved ones, the end of a youth that was thought to be eternal, and finally the return to England, where she dedicated herself entirely to writing.

The edition

Letters selected and presented by Marco Federici Solari.

November 10, 2020
Epistolary
64 pages
100 × 165 mm
7,95 €
9788831312226
978-8-8313-1222-6

“Les Plis les livres prêts-à-expédier” collection