Charlotte Gordon

“Deft storytelling, impressive scholarship and
historical imagination…”
— Massachusetts Center for the Book

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COMING APRIL 28 2015:

ROMANTIC OUTLAWS

This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Brave, passionate, and visionary, they broke almost every rule there was to break. Romantic Outlaws reveals for the first time the defiant, creative lives of this daring mother-daughter pair who refused to be confined by the rigid conventions of their era.

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Reviews

  • "A most welcome deeper take on the women who scandalized Victorian England – and whose stories continue to resonate today."
    VOGUE
  • "Her lucid prose and multifaceted appraisal of Wollstonecraft, Shelley, and their times make warm-blooded and fully fleshed-out people of writers who exist for readers today only as the literary works they left behind."
    PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
  • "Wordsworth and Byron must step aside to make room for two brilliant women"
    MEGAN MARSHALL
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and The Peabody Sisters
  • An "engrossing dual biography"
    EDITOR'S CHOICE, CAROLINE SANDERSON
    The Bookseller
  • "Romantic Outlaws is a gripping account of the heartbreaks and triumphs of two of history’s most formidable female intellectuals."
    AMANDA FOREMAN
    author of A World on Fire
  • "A fascinating, thoughtful and continuously absorbing book."
    MIRANDA SEYMOUR, author of Mary Shelley
  • "savor the skill with which Charlotte Gordon tells their intersecting stories."
    SUSAN WARE_general editor American National Biography

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Events

April 30 at 4 pmReading and Reception at Endicott College
"Gully's"
Endicott College Academic Center
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915
May 5 at 7 pmReading at Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

News

Essay on Wollstoncraft/ShelleyOn Penguin UK BlogCharlotte interviewed on NPRHear Charlotte talk about Mistress Bradstreet.
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Awards & Interviews

Massachusetts Book Award Rose Thering Fellow CBC Radio NPR Blog Talk Radio