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Great Women in History: Mary Shelley

Great Women in History: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was a trailblazer, a fire cracker, and a brilliant writer. The daughter of a suffragette (her mother published one of the earliest books promoting the equal treatment of women and men) and a philosopher, she left her own mark on the world at the bright, young age of 19, when she published The … Continue reading

On Learning to Fight Monsters…

“As a child, I read because books–violent and not, blasphemous and not, terrifying and not–were the most loving and trustworthy things in my life. I read widely, and loved plenty of the classics so, yes, I recognized the domestic terrors faced by Louisa May Alcott’s March sisters. But I became the kid chased by werewolves, … Continue reading

Fire

Fire

Fire is a book about a strikingly beautiful young woman with the same name. What sets this tale apart from the stereotypical narrative about drop-dead gorgeous heroines is that Fire’s beauty comes with a price. It means she is marked as a monster. She can’t go outside because men and violent creatures who roam her … Continue reading