|06-11-2012, 06:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alabama, USA
Device: HP ipac RX5915 Wife's Kindle
Shelley, Mary: The Mortal Immortal. V1. 11 Jun 2012
Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.
"The Mortal Immortal" covers the kind of emotional territory later explored in Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray." Its commentary on human life presents itself through the activities of the alchemist and his apprentice, the story's protagonist. Shelley assumes that, while it is natural to fall in love during one's youth, it is also natural for the body to grow old and succumb to death. Cornelius tries to conquer nature by remaining perpetually young, while Winzy wants to fall out of love perrmanently. Both of them challenge the natural order and fail.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Horror Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein. V1. March 11 2012||crich70||ePub Books||0||03-11-2012 07:01 AM|
|Horror Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein. V1. March 11 2012||crich70||Kindle Books||0||03-11-2012 07:00 AM|
|Science Fiction Shelley, Mary: The Last Man, v1 22 Jun 2008||Madam Broshkina||BBeB/LRF Books||0||06-23-2008 12:22 AM|
|Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein (1818), v1, 3 Dec. 07||Sparrow||Kindle Books||1||03-09-2008 12:54 PM|
|Shelley, Mary W: Frankenstein (Lightly Illustrated) v1.5 14 Apr 07||tsgreer||BBeB/LRF Books||6||07-29-2007 12:15 PM|