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Community Book Discussion with Author Charlotte Gordon: “Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley”

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Historian Charlotte Gordon participates in a discussion of her National Book Critics Circle Award-winning dual biography “Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.” 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 in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater as a companion event to Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at McCarter Theatre Center Oct. 15 to Nov. 3.

Co-sponsored by the library, Labyrinth Books, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter Theatre Center.

 

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Date:
Thursday, October 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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609-924-8777
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http://artscouncilofprinceton.org/

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Historian Charlotte Gordon participates in a discussion of her National Book Critics Circle Award-winning dual biography "Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley." 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 in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater as a companion event to Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" at McCarter Theatre Center Oct. 15 to Nov. 3. Co-sponsored by the library, Labyrinth Books, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter Theatre Center.
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