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Falkner by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Fiction, Literary - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Falkner by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Fiction, Literary

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9781592249343
Number Of Pages: 332

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Sometimes it is said that the great writers examine the world around them, and then write about what they see in it. Surely this is true of Mary Shelley -- was true of her even at age nineteen. She made order out of chaos, and found parents where there were none.

The book charts a young woman's education under a tyrannical father figure. As a six-year-old orphan, Elizabeth Raby prevents Rupert Falkner from committing suicide; Falkner then adopts her and brings her up to be a model of virtue. However, she falls in love with Gerald Neville, whose mother Falkner had unintentionally driven to her death years before. When Falkner is finally acquitted of murdering Neville's mother, Elizabeth's female values subdue the destructive impulses of the two men she loves, who are reconciled and unite with Elizabeth in domestic harmony.

ISBN: 9781592249343
ISBN-10: 1592249345
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st February 2003
Publisher: Borgo Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64