The Tale of Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein
Lake Union Publishing
On Sale: September 29, 2015
Featuring: Mary Shelley
Paperback / e-Book
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The Determined Heart reveals the life of Mary Shelley in a
story of love and obsession, betrayal and redemption.
The daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and
feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley had an
unconventional childhood populated with the most talented
and eccentric personalities of the time. After losing her
mother at an early age, she finds herself in constant
conflict with a resentful stepmother and a jealous
stepsister. When she meets the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe
Shelley, she falls deeply in love, and they elope with
Soon she finds herself destitute and embroiled in a
torturous love triangle as Percy takes Mary’s stepsister as
a lover. Over the next several years, Mary struggles to
write while she and Percy face ostracism, constant debt, and
the heartbreaking deaths of three children. Ultimately, she
achieves great acclaim for Frankenstein, but at what cost?
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