by Samantha Silva recounts the brief but monumental life of Mary Wollstonecraft, the writer, early feminist, and brilliant intellectual. Wollstonecraft died in 1797 of agonizing complications from giving birth to the daughter who would become Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. In Silva’s novel, the dying Wollstonecraft tells the story of her life, from a harrowing childhood, through failed love affairs to a true partnership of equal minds with William Godwin. This is a wonderfully fictionalized account of one of history’s most unusual women.
Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft