Charlotte Gordon discusses Romantic Outlaws

Charlotte Gordon wraps up the Belmont Public Library’s One Book One Belmont Frankenstein calendar of events this fall with a discussion of her groundbreaking dual biography, Romantic Outlaws. The work brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew.  Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, has each been the subject of numerous biographies.  Yet no author has ever examined both their lives in one book–until now. Come hear Gordon discuss the truly romantic and sometimes scandalous (at least for their time period) lives of Mary Shelley & Mary Wollstonecraft, and learn of the lasting impact Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of Rights of Woman, had on her daughter, Mary Shelley, despite the fact the Wollstonecraft passed away mere days after Shelley was born.

Charlotte Gordon discusses her biography, Romantic Outlaws
Thursday, November 1st, 7:00pm at the Beech Street Center
266 Beech Street, Belmont MA

Steven Schlozman, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, staff child psychiatrist at Mass General Hospital, science fiction aficionado and author of Zombie Autopsies, will introduce Gordon. Charlotte Gordon is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. A Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Endicott College, she has most recently written the introduction to Penguin’s re-issue of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. One Book One Belmont 2018 is supported by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library and the following co-sponsors: Belmont Against Racism, Belmont Books, Belmont Chinese American Association, Belmont Citizen-Herald and WickedLocal Belmont, Belmont Food Collaborative, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont Garden Club,   Belmont Historical Society, Belmont Library Foundation, Belmont Media Center, Belmont Studio Cinema, Council  on Aging, Department of Public Works, and Human Rights Commission.