Image of the Week: Illuminated Page of Shelley's "The Sensitive Plant"

Image of the Week: Illuminated Page of Shelley’s “The Sensitive Plant”

Here is an illuminated page from a 1910 edition of Shelley’s lesser known poem “The Sensitive Plant.”  This ornate (and perhaps a bit ostentatious) illustration of Shelley’s non-canonical poem reminds us of the value once attached to literature now overlooked.  Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.

Image of the Week: The Melodramatic Frankenstein

In honor of the SGA @ UVa team’s forthcoming work on Mary Shelley’s manuscript of Frankenstein, this week’s image features T. P. Cooke in the role of the monster.  His performance not only pleased Shelley herself, but also helped to set the tone for future melodramatic adaptations of her work.  This image comes to us […]

Image of the Week: Ada Byron [Lovelace]

From the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle at the New York Public Library comes this beautiful portrait of Ada Byron: writer, mathematician and daughter of the poet Lord Byron. Painted around 1835, this portrait depicts the future Countess of Lovelace as a teenager, just as her interest and talent  in mathematics became […]

New resources: Selected Works and Journals of Mary Shelley

In an effort to provide a more robust selection of Romantic era resources in NINES, our most recent additions from the Past Masters Series come from the oeuvre of just one author. The Journals and The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley are now fully searchable in our Collex interface, thanks to the generosity […]

New resource: The Romantic Age

NINES’ partnership with the Past Masters series expands today with the release of our newest addition, The Romantic Age. Comprising over 4,000 new objects, this database includes the correspondence of many important figures of the Romantic Age including William Blake, Maria Edgeworth, J.M.W. Turner, and Fanny Brawne. Follow the link to this saved search to browse the […]