Due to sewer line repair work, the Rockport Room will be closed to the public until the beginning of August 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Meet the Author: Charlotte Gordon on Wed., May 27
The dual biography of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter by Gloucester resident Charlotte Gordon is drawing a lot of buzz in literary circles. Join us on Wednesday, May 27, when the author will discuss Romantic Outlaws: the Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her Daughter Mary Shelley at 7:00 p.m. in the Brenner Friends Room.
Much has been written about Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, yet never before has anyone told the story of this mother/daughter duo in a side-by-side biography. Wollstonecraft died only ten days after giving birth to her daughter.
When Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, she lived in a world where women were considered inferior to men. She fought fiercely for women’s equality and championed women’s rights. Mary Shelley dreamed of becoming her mother. She learned to read by tracing the letters of her mother's gravestone when she was 3. At 19 she wrote Frankenstein and went on to publish four more novels that shocked the society of the day.
is a major contribution to the collective biographies of two courageous women who should have shared their lives, but instead share a powerful literary and feminist legacy. For reviewers' comments, click here
The Rockport Public Library now offers discount passes to the Boston Children's Museum!
Thank you to the Friends of the Rockport Public Library for funding this pass! Passes can be reserved online or by contacting the library.
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