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Jane was not able to sleep all night for the rats who as she said put their cold paws on her face — she however rested on our bed which her four footed enemies dared not invade perhaps having overheard the threat that Shelley terrified the man with who said he would sleep with Jane.

The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844. Friday, 12 August, 1814

The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844. Electronic Edition. book cover

The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-608-2

Language: English

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
Oil on canvas, by Richard Rothwell
By permission. National Portrait Gallery, London

List of Contents

Shelley, Mary. The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844. Edited by Paula R. Feldman and Diana Scott-Kilvert. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.


Paula R. Feldman is professor of English at the University of South Carolina.

Diana Scott-Kilvert is an independent scholar.

[A] lavishly well-documented edition. . . . Paula Feldman and Diana Scott-Kilvert guide the reader through the labyrinth of the Shelleys' (and Godwins') legal and financial difficulties, correct the diarist's inaccuracies and chronology, and check her entries against other sources.

—Chris Baldick
Times Literary Supplement

Meticulously edited and fascinatingly annotated . . . [this volume is] a mine of information about the entire Shelley circle, and will have permanent value for anyone seriously interested in the Romantic period.

—The Year's Work in English Studies