Shelley's Mary: A Life of Mary Godwin Shelley Social Sensitivity

Margaret Carver Leighton
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For the astute young reader, this biography provides a commentary on almost every so-called "modem" young adult problem. Drugs, teen-age pregnancy, parental rejection, suicide, peer influence, and jealousies all enter Mary Shelley's life. Her handling of these problems may not always coincide with the choices of a conscientious parent, but Mary seems to have accepted responsibility for her choices. Indeed, Mary is represented as the most conscientious and loyal member of her circle. Mary's life, like her novel Frankenstein, may be read as a cautionary tale, warning readers against rash and selfish actions, even when those actions are apparently meant to lead to idealistic ends.

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