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Richard Holmes is a superb biographer. In this volume entitled "Sidetracks," he collects the biographical stories that have captured his fancy in the course of researching his books on the romantic poets. The centerpiece of the collection concerns Mary Woolstonecraft, the great feminist crusader and philosopher, and her relationship with William Godwin. Their story and travails are inspiring and poignant. Best of all it is told in an absolutely riveting and beautiful prose style.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women fighting for rights Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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