Mary Shelley’s concealing “To—”: (re)addressing poems

Crook, Nora (2012) Mary Shelley’s concealing “To—”: (re)addressing poems. The Wordsworth Circle, 43 (1). pp. 12-20. ISSN 0043-8006

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Abstract

The article focuses on the use of "To--" as concealment of the poem's addressee by author and poet Mary Shelley. It states that the concealment using "To--," initials, and pseudonym sometimes cause uncomfortable Romantic investment concerning sincerity and truth-telling. It further discusses that the poem "Thy Little Footsteps on the Sands" by Shelley which was previously titled "To William Shelley" was addressed to Fanny Godwin revealed by G. M. Matthews.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Mary Shelley, Literature, Poetry
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 10:13
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 12:17
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/292476

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