Claire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798-1879 by Robert GittingsClaire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798-1879 by Robert Gittings

Claire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798-1879

byRobert Gittings, Jo Manton

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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Claire Clairmont, stepsister of Mary Shelley and mother of Byron's illegitimate daughter Allegra, has never been given a full biographical treatment until this acclaimed biography by the late Robert Gittings and Jo Manton. Drawing on her vivid letters and journals, it portrays a woman oftalent and resilience making her way in 19th-century Europe.
The late Robert Gittings won prizes for John Keats: The Living Year (W.H. Smith Literary Award 1969); Young Thomas Hardy (Christian Gauss Award 1975); The Older Hardy (RSL Heinemann Award, 1979, James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1979); and with Jo Manton for Dorothy Wordsworth (Southern Arts Literature Prize, 1987). Jo Manton is author o...
Title:Claire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798-1879Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198183518

ISBN - 13:9780198183518


Editorial Reviews

'this thoughtful and balanced biography will intrigue the general reader and generate new perspectives for those with interests in the Romantics or Women's Studies.'Catherine Maxwell, St Hugh's College, Oxford, YES, 24, 1994