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The Nightmare (Mary Wollstonecraft #2)

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Rebel with Many Causes Dismissed from her governess post in Ireland, Mary Wollstonecraft lands on her feet in London. After the 1792 publication of her ground-breaking Vindication of the Rights of Woman she gains entree to a circle of celebrated artists and intellectuals. But Mary falls into obsession and infatuation with painter Henry Fuseli after his hauntingly erotic ma ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Perseverance Press (first published August 1st 2011)
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Suzanne
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This historical mystery was pure pleasure. I wanted to jump right into the pages and ask Mary Wollstonecraft to become my BFF! Her character is so rich, so intriguing, that I could easily see how she both frustrates and titillates her publisher, Joseph. This is not a beach read, however. You must understand that Nancy Means Wright does not pander to her audience. The syntax and the idioms of the time remain intact. I suspect Nancy herself is reincarnated from that time! Actually, that was the ho ...more
Sher
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
I thought I would enjoy this book, but I found I just could not get into it. It's probably written well, but it might be overwritten. If you know about Mary Wollstoncraft-she was an 18th century feminist. And I imagine her just as Wright depicts her. But, I found I didn't appreciate the main character, and I wasn't terribly caught by the historical fiction. So, for me it's an okay read. I am sure others-fans -- will disagree.
Noran Miss Pumkin
Sep 12, 2011 marked it as a-maybe
I so enjoy the the painting "The Nightmare". I do not like to read horror to much, but depicted in paintings-thrills me to my spine. Ivan Albright is a great artist, and his:
"That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do (The Door)"
1931-41
Oil on canvas; 97 x 36 in.
The Art Institute of Chicago
http://www.cegur.com/Albright/TheDoor...

Awaiting a book involving that great work of art. It was originally framed as a coffin-if I am right. The step in the painting, was a tombstone he used as a model. So gr
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Peapod
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really good. I like that it combines art and English historical facts. I like all the historical FICTION. I really like authors from this time period and to read about them, and read of their works, or even think about how they might act in a particular situation is interesting to me. I love this painting too. So probably the image of it caught my attention right away, then the name Mary Wollstonecraft, and I knew that I was going to read this book. It is a good mystery and I am usually not one ...more
Liz V.
Sep 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: gave-to-friend
Won through Suzanne Adair's website: http://suzanneadair.typepad.com/blog/...

Read intermittently, which is unusual. Never fully engaged, although interesting historical tidbits about Mary Wollstonecraft and her contemporaries.
Deborah
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a fun, quirky,historical mystery using Mary Wollenscraft as the sleuth. Sometimes books like this do not measure up from a writing standpoint. This one was very well-written, and apparently well researched. Would definitely read this series again.
Patricia
Mar 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Enjoyed it for its atmosphere. Thought Wright made Wollstonecraft excessively empty-headed, though.
Light reading.
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I'm the author of 18 books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, including 5 mystery novels from St. Martin's Press, 2 historical novels: Midnight Fires: a Mystery with Mary Wollstonecraft ('10)and the Nightmare ('11)from Perseverance Press.For those who don't know her, Wollstonecraft is the brilliant but rebellious and conflicted 18th century author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,and mother o ...more
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