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Claire Clairmont, stepsister of Mary Shelley and mother of Byron's illegitimate daughter Allegra, has never been given a full biographical treatment until this acclaimed biography by the late Robert Gittings and Jo Manton. Drawing on her vivid letters and journals, it portrays a woman of talent and resilience making her way in 19th-century Europe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198183518
ISBN-10: 0198183518
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 24mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Gittings

The late Robert Gittings won prizes for John Keats: The Living Year (W.H. Smith Literary Award 1969); Young Thomas Hardy (Christian Gauss Award 1975); The Older Hardy (RSL Heinemann Award, 1979, James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1979); and with Jo Manton for Dorothy Wordsworth (Southern Arts Literature Prize, 1987). Jo Manton is author of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, and with Robert Gittings The Second Mrs Hardy (1981) and Dorothy Wordsworth (OUP, 1987; pb Oxford Lives, 1988).

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