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Charlotte Gordon
Award winning author Charlotte Gordon's most recent book is Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter, Mary Shelley (Random House). Her other books include: Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet (Little, Brown, 2005), The Woman Who... show more

Award winning author Charlotte Gordon's most recent book is Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter, Mary Shelley (Random House). Her other books include: Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet (Little, Brown, 2005), The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths (Little Brown, 2009), and two books of poetry: When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis and Two Girls on a Raft. A graduate of Harvard and Boston Universities, she has been featured on NPR's "Weekend Edition," CBC's "The Current" as well as many other radio and television programs. She is an Associate Professor of English at Endicott College in Beverly, MA.
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Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
This is such a fantastic biography that I suspect it will become my gold standard. It’s a dual biography of two well-known female intellectuals (who were also mother and daughter), Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. All I knew of either woman before reading this was her most famous book, but as i...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: summer-2015, published-2015, radio-4, women, nonfiction, biography, books-about-books-and-book-shops, lit-crit Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from August 09 to 15, 2015 BOTWhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b064xjn1Description: Juliet Aub...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 6 years ago
This dual biography of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley utterly enthralled me. Both were talented, groundbreaking, independent thinking women, they each had drama and difficulties in their lives worthy of a Brontë novel, and between them they knew intimately some of the most interes...
Readin' and Dreamin'
Readin' and Dreamin' rated it 6 years ago
This biography is to Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley what [b:The Brontës|763144|The Brontës|Juliet Barker|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1223636088s/763144.jpg|3360804] is to Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Meaning: if there is one book you want to read on the two Marys, this is ...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 11 years ago
In the page before the Table of Contents, Charlotte Gordon quotes the affirmations of God’s uniqueness found in all three Abrahamic faiths (Deuteronomy 6:4, the Apostles’ Creed and Koran 2:255). Gordon’s book is a perfect example of Robert Wright’s argument in The Evolution of God by Robert Wright] ...
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