Thursday October 10, 2019

Charlotte Gordon’s Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley – A Community Book Discussion with the Author

- Free and Open to the Public!
In October, we’ll be exploring the life of Mary Shelley with author and historian Charlotte Gordon through a reading of her National Book Critics Circle Award-winning biography Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley—a groundbreaking dual mother-daughter biography—and a visit and discussion with Professor Gordon herself. The Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Endicott College will share how she came to write the book and talk about pioneering feminist Wollstonecraft’s profound influence on “the daughter she never knew” and how the rise of science and life with radical poet-philosopher Shelley led to the younger Mary’s creation of Frankenstein.
This book discussion is being presented as a companion event to McCarter Theatre Center and Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, written and directed by David Catlin, which runs from October 15 – November 3.
Need a copy of Charlotte Gordon’s Romantic Outlaws? Purchase it from Labyrinth Books in person at 15% off or online here.
No RSVP or ticket is required to attend this event; it is free and open to the public.
This is a Princeton Public Library, Labyrinth Books, Arts Council of Princeton, and McCarter Theatre Center joint community partnership event.
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