|Plot Summary of Portrait of Shelley|
|"White covers the major elements of Shelley's life: his expulsion from college for refusing to admit that he wrote a pamphlet about atheism, his marriage to Harriet Taylor and then his abandonment of her when he fell in love with Mary Godwin. He talks about the writing of his major poems, his friendship with Lord Byron, and the couple's life in Italy where they moved after leaving England until the poet's death in a boating accident."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Portrait of Shelley|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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