"A sexy, irreverent romp of a novel...an exuberant ride through a heady and experimental time."—Harper's Bazaar
In this electrifying novel, Frances Sherwood re-creates the life and times of Mary Wollstonecraft, the trailblazing English feminist. Abetted by an unruly intelligence and an unquenchable romanticism, Sherwood's Mary survives a brutal childhood to carve a courageous but always uncertain path for herself in a world of men. Rich historical settings from the chaos of Revolutionary Paris to the Bedlam insane asylum are the backdrop for the complex tale of her intellectual and emotional passions, lovers and friends, motherhood and marriage. Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A New York Times Notable Book. Reading group guide included.
- January 2004
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 448 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Also by Frances Sherwood