Romantic Outlaws - The Extraordinary Lives Of Mary Wollstonecraft And Mary Shelley

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01Escape and Elopement20150810

01Escape And Elopement20150810

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's extraordinary biography of the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, and her novelist daughter, Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein.

Mary Wollstonecraft, famous for her polemic A Vindication on the Rights of Woman, died ten days after giving birth to her daughter who wrote one of the nineteenth century's most significant novels, Frankenstein. Though she never knew her mother, Mary Shelley was inspired and influenced by the way Wollstonecraft had lived her life, and her philosophy on freedom. Charlotte Gordon's dual biography brings together these visionary women and illuminates the many similarities between the two. Both acquired fame and notoriety through their writing, they married difficult men, had children out of wedlock and were assailed by tragedy. Above all both left legacies that continue to endure.

Read by Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

01Escape and Elopement2015081020150811 (R4)

Charlotte Gordon's biography of the pioneering feminist and her novelist daughter.

01Escape and Elopement20150810

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's extraordinary biography of the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, and her novelist daughter, Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein.

Mary Wollstonecraft, famous for her polemic A Vindication on the Rights of Woman, died ten days after giving birth to her daughter who wrote one of the nineteenth century's most significant novels, Frankenstein. Though she never knew her mother, Mary Shelley was inspired and influenced by the way Wollstonecraft had lived her life, and her philosophy on freedom. Charlotte Gordon's dual biography brings together these visionary women and illuminates the many similarities between the two. Both acquired fame and notoriety through their writing, they married difficult men, had children out of wedlock and were assailed by tragedy. Above all both left legacies that continue to endure.

Read by Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

02Writing Lives20150811

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's biography of the extraordinary lives of the pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft and her novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today's episode explores the writing that made them famous; Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Shelley's Frankenstein.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

02Writing Lives20150811

02Writing Lives2015081120150812 (R4)

Charlotte Gordon explores the writing lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.

02Writing Lives20150811

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's biography of the extraordinary lives of the pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft and her novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today's episode explores the writing that made them famous; Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Shelley's Frankenstein.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03Revolution And Notoriety20150812

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's dual biography of the remarkable and pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft and her extraordinary novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today, revolutionary France leads Mary Wollstonecraft to make a life changing decision. Meanwhile, following Frankenstein's publication, Mary Shelley considers a new start.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

03Revolution and Notoriety20150812

03Revolution and Notoriety20150812

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's dual biography of the remarkable and pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft and her extraordinary novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today, revolutionary France leads Mary Wollstonecraft to make a life changing decision. Meanwhile, following Frankenstein's publication, Mary Shelley considers a new start.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03Revolution and Notoriety2015081220150813 (R4)

Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley make tough choices.

04Lost Love20150813

04Lost Love2015081320150814 (R4)

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's biography of the extraordinary feminist pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft and her remarkable and famous novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today, love and loss loom large for both women.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

04Lost Love20150813

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's biography of the extraordinary feminist pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft and her remarkable and famous novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today, love and loss loom large for both women.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

04Lost Love2015081320150814 (R4)

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's biography of the extraordinary feminist pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft and her remarkable and famous novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today, love and loss loom large for both women.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

04Lost Love2015081320150814 (R4)

Testing times lie ahead when love and loss loom large for both women.

05A New Beginning And A Tragic Ending2015081420150815 (R4)

A new beginning, a tragic end and the enduring legacies of both women.

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's dual biography of the pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft and her novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today, Mary Wollstonecraft is surprised by love and makes a compromise. Meanwhile, further tragedy awaits Mary Shelley.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

05A New Beginning and a Tragic Ending20150814

05A New Beginning and a Tragic Ending2015081420150815 (R4)

A new beginning, a tragic end and the enduring legacies of both women.

05A New Beginning and a Tragic Ending20150814

Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick read Charlotte Gordon's dual biography of the pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft and her novelist daughter, Mary Shelley. Today, Mary Wollstonecraft is surprised by love and makes a compromise. Meanwhile, further tragedy awaits Mary Shelley.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.