9 edition of Mary Diana Dods, a gentleman and a scholar found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -290) and index.
|Statement||Betty T. Bennett.|
|LC Classifications||PR4897.L2 Z6 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||303 p. :|
|Number of Pages||303|
|LC Control Number||90013473|
Matthew Thomas, the Vicar of Boscombe. Yet, as Seymour's Mary Diana Dods ably demonstrates, this period is in its way quite as extraordinary as the better known earlier one, and equally riddling. Original letters were compared, sources cross-referenced and intuitive leaps led eventually to the realisation that Dods was responsible for the works published as by Lyndsay. That, in a modest way, is precisely what Bennett has accomplished here. Most depressing of all was her late romantic fixation on the Italian adventurer Ferdinando Gatteschi, to whom she gave sums of money she could ill afford, and from whom she was eventually obliged to extract compromising personal letters of her own under a threat of blackmail. Eventually they needed help, which is where Mary Shelley comes in.
Her multidisciplinary fusion of literature, political philosophy, and history Mary Diana Dods for a commensurate multidisciplinary reading in order to understand the complexities of both the author and her works. Along with her insightful retelling of Mary Shelley's eventful life story, Bennett gives us a fresh reading of Frankenstein in the context of its author's full career. Alternatively, did Shelley refuse to lower the sails in response to a sudden suicidal impulse? This observation seems regrettably true and, although the balance is to some extent redressed by such excellent studies in the accurately entitled Literary Lives series published by Palgrave as Michael O'Neill's Percy Bysshe Shelley or Caroline Franklin's Byronnot-very-literary biographies, some running to four hundred and more pages, continue to accumulate in the bookshops.
Mary Shelley's journals after Shelley's death make painful reading. Unlikely in itself, it is contradicted by a letter of Moore's to Lord Holland in Novemberin which he specifies the material he believes would need to be censored a gentleman and a scholar book the memoirs were eventually published. The sale was held on the premises by J. Jane Williams had shared those last months in Italy and, whatever Mary Shelley may have felt at the time about her husband's attentions to this attractive musician to whom he addressed some of the most yearningly exquisite of his late lyrics, once back in England she herself became "excessively", as she admitted, attached to her. Early Life[ edit ] Apparently the illegitimate daughters of George Douglas, the sixteenth Earl of MortonMary Diana Dods and her older sister Georgina were raised at two residences, one being Dalmahoy Housethe seat of her father's Scottish estate, and the other being in London.
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In Augustthe first of many letters appears between Lyndsay and the publisher of Blackwood's Magazine, William Blackwood. Tragically, she left what would have been her crowning work unfinished, though it is believed she had revised at least some of it into publishable shape, and it may eventually appear in some form.
Sir Timothy refused to the end of his days ever to meet her, and did his best to prevent publication of his son's work. Seymour has, of course, a a gentleman and a scholar book excuse for writing in Barrell's terms yet another 'new novel': the compulsively self-reflexive nature of Mary Shelley's fictions - a tendency increasingly marked after the early Frankenstein.
The letter has not been inspected outside of the gold frame, which measures Her novels, outside of Frankenstein, and recently, The Last Man, have been dismissed as simple, mutual dissociated "romances" or experiments in genre solely to intersect with a market niche; they are neither.
Share via Email Professor Betty Bennett, who has died aged 71 of cancer, was the doyenne of Mary Shelley scholars and played a leading role in displacing the stereotype of the writer of Frankenstein as a one-book author and mourning widow of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
This success, under the guise of a man, inspired Mary Diana, into fashion an entire life as a man, complete with a wife, Isabella, and a daughter named Adeline. That Mary Shelley was capable of sharply turned and acerbic comment is incontrovertible.
Bennett offers an extensively expanded version of the introduction she wrote for Pickering and Chatto's eight volume set, The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley. Books by Adeline Kingscote The books in this list were written under Mary Diana Dods pen-name Lucas Cleeve unless otherwise indicated.
As Miranda Seymour says, in the final pages of this long biography, although "hounded, persecuted and vilified", Mary Shelley Mary Diana Dods never surrendered, remaining to the end generous, forgiving and hopeful. And they continue to be written. Another theory is that Mary's father was wealthy enough to provide additional domestic tutors.
Her gravitas co-existed with gaiety, sociability and love of theatre. A gentleman and a scholar book, under the circumstances, was no mean achievement. Bennett In this book, Betty T. Seymour's respect and affection for Mary A gentleman and a scholar book, attractively evident throughout, are especially conspicuous in these final sections of her book, as she sets out to chart Mary's struggle to earn badly needed money for herself, her stolid and disappointing son, and her distinguished but perpetually indigent father in the only way available to her: through her writing.
Mary Shelley's roll in this intercontinental trans-gender charade posed enormous risks a gentleman and a scholar book scandal and the loss of custody of her son, Percy. There wasn't, after all, a great deal in Mary Shelley's eventful but tormented life for her to laugh about: from Mary Wollstonecraft's death caused by complications resulting from her own birthher problematic relations with Godwin and with her stepmother and stepsister, the suicides of her half-sister and of Shelley's first wife, the deaths of three of her small children, followed by the uneven years with Shelley, his drowning, and the long, dreary aftermath in England in which she was left to live with her remorse and, finally, only a devoted daughter-in-law for support.
Fanny Derham in that book, a young woman of superior intellect and learning, is described as "more made to be loved by her own sex than by the opposite one".
But she hovers on the outskirts of the plot, never fully integrated into it, and Mary Shelley interestingly refuses to tell her story: "What the events are that have already diversified her existence, cannot now be recounted; and it would require the gift of prophecy to foretell the conclusion.
She did not stay in England, however, to see the humiliation of the Vicars of Headington and Cowley at the Oxford Bankruptcy Court in July her husband testified that she had already fled to Switzerland. This deficiency is one her admirers have indignantly denied as "a canard", pointing to her acceptance of such nicknames as 'Pecksie' or 'Maie', her unchaperoned excursion to the opera in London with Jane Williams, when the two of them pretended to be Italian ladies, and giggled a lot, or to those rather ponderously 'light' short stories Roger Dodsworth: The Reanimated Englishman or The Bride of Modern Italy.
She wrote her first four novels while living at Bury Knowle House in Headington right from to The dates of their births are unknown.
She took the secret of her multiple identities with her to her pauper's unmarked grave. But in this astonishing book, Bennett also reveals the mysterious processbehind the product, the teller behind the tale.
Did Mary's passionate relationship with Jane Williams after the two women returned to England become physically sexual? It has sometimes been hard to remember that Mary Shelley's life continued for almost thirty years after that final catastrophe, extending well into the Victorian age.
Isabella, on the other hand, could only benefit from the ruse as she was able to present her secretly illegitimate daughter, Adeline, as the child of a sanctioned marriage, while continuing to indulge her coquettish nature.
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In this book, Betty T. Bennett Her books include Mary Diana Dods, a Gentleman and a Scholar; Selected Letters of Mary Shelley; and, in three volumes, The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; all Author: Betty T. Bennett. Betty T. Bennett is Distinguished Professor of Literature at American University, Washington, D.C.
Her books include Mary Diana Dods, a Gentleman and a Scholar; Selected Letters of Mary Shelley; and, in three volumes, The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; all available from Johns Hopkins. Betty T. Bennett, Mary Diana Dods, A Gentleman and a Scholar (New York: WilUam Morrow, ), pp.$ Betty T.
Bennett told the basic story of Mary Diana Dods when annotating The Letters of Mary Woilstone craft Shelley (The Johns Hopkins UP, ).
As she explains in this new book, she initiaUy could find no information on two.David Lyndsay Autograph Letter Signed. June 26," pdf 9", mounted on mat board between two pieces of glass revealing both a gentleman and a scholar book of the letter, two vertical folds and two horizontal folds, ink stains and moderate soiling to addressed side of paper.Mary Diana Dods and Isabella Robinson.
In her book Mary Diana Dods: A Gentleman and a Scholar, Download pdf Bennett presents evidence that Shelley played a major role in helping Dods become a published author under the male pseudonym David Lyndsay so that Dods and her sister could earn money and “remain in London as accepted members of cosmopolitan.Betty T.
Bennett is Distinguished Professor of Literature at American University, Washington, D.C. Ebook books include Mary Diana Dods, a Gentleman and a Scholar; Selected Letters of Mary Shelley; and, in three volumes, The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; all available from Johns Hopkins.