Editions

Published in the UK by Random House:

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"The engrossing dual biography of the famous mother and daughter who never knew one another is told in alternating chapters so as to enable the reader to "hear the echo of Wollstonecraft in Shelley's letters, journals and novels," and to show how Wollstonecraft addressed herself to the future and to the daughter she planned to raise. Through this parallel portrait, Gordon shows how both mother and daughter attempted to free themselves from the stranglehold of polite society, while struggling to balance their need to be loved with their need for independence."
—EDITOR'S CHOICE, CAROLINE SANDERSON
The Bookseller