By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Author)
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by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
At first glance, Lodore appears to be a “silver fork” novel—a popular romance genre from the Regency era about life in fashionable society—yet Shelley’s take imbues the story with subversive critiques of domesticity and masculinity. Long considered the most Jane Austen–like of Mary Shelley’s novels, Lodore is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand this brilliant feminist writer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was the author of five novels and numerous works of short fiction, though she is best known for Frankenstein. The daughter of feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Shelley was steeped in the progressive ideas of the early 19th century British Romantic era.