romantic outlaws: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY 

Editor’s choice - London Sunday TimesEditor’s choice - New York TimesBest books of 2016 - CosmopolitanBest books of 2016 - The Seattle TimesNotable book of 2016 - ALA • Book of the week - BBC Radio4

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 Outlawsreveals 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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Charlotte Gordon has published three books and writes frequent reviews for The Washington Post and other publications. Most recently, she published the introduction to Penguin's re-issue of the 1818 edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Currently, she is the distinguished professor of the humanities at Endicott College. 


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“Gordon salutes her subjects because they ‘asserted their right to determine their own destinies, starting a revolution that has yet to end.’”

— NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW, "Editor's Choice"


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A new biography explores the outrageous lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley.

Read the interview in The Wallstreet Journal


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Romantic Outlaws named one of the best books of 2015

The Seattle Times

 

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“Gordon salutes her subjects because they 'asserted their right to determine their own destinies, starting a revolution that has yet to end.”

— NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW, "Editor's Choice"

“An impassioned dual biography…Gordon brings a rousing zeal to her pages…. She shows, in vivid detail, how mother influenced daughter, and how the daughter’s struggles mirrored the mother’s.”

— boston globe

“An excellent and poignant book whose heroines breathe in its pages…”

London Times,book of the week”