Mary Diana Dods, a Gentleman and a Scholar

After than seventeen years of extraordinary research, American University dean Betty T Bennett editor of three collections of the letters of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley unraveled the 175 year old mystery of Mary Diana Dods, gentleman and scholar Photographs.
Mary Diana Dods a Gentleman and a Scholar After than seventeen years of extraordinary research American University dean Betty T Bennett editor of three collections of the letters of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley unraveled the year old

  • Title: Mary Diana Dods, a Gentleman and a Scholar
  • Author: Betty T. Bennett
  • ISBN: 9780688087173
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Mary Diana Dods, a Gentleman and a Scholar”

    1. This a an amazing story, I read this book some 20 years ago and reread it this weekend. After seeing the movie The Invisible Woman by Ralph Fiennes I was looking for that wonderful book by my favorite biographist Claire Tomalin and came across this Betty T Bennett book.Ms Bennett searched the whole (Anglo-saxon) world wanting to know about David Lyndsay and Walter Sholto Douglas, friends of Mary Shelley. To keep it short: she finds out these two man are one person and he is a woman. Live was not [...]

    2. The story of an unusual 19th-century woman, who lived as a man for a time. She sounds like an interesting person but her story is ultimately quite sad.

    3. Betty T. Bennett is very passionate about Mary Shelley. While arranging a collection of her letters, Bennett discovered a strange cast of characters. She doesn't understand why she can't track the lives of two of Shelley's associates: Walter Sholto Douglas, and David Lyndsay. Who were these men?Bennett's determination to fully document Shelley's life unearths a mystery that is 150 years old, and has gone undocumented. These two men, were, in fact, one woman: Mary Diana Dods. After tireless effor [...]

    4. Betty Bennett was a leading scholar of Mary Shelley. While getting Shelley's letters ready for publication, she came across the following names, David Lyndsay and Walter Sholto Douglas. The only thing known about them was David was a writer and Walter was the husband of Isabella Robinson Douglas, a friend of Mary Shelley. Betty Bennett decided to find out more about the two men. This would lead Her on a search to England, Scotland and France, to discover a deception that Mary Shelley herself was [...]

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