Love and Fury takes us on Wollstonecraft's travels from rural Yorkshire and bustling London to Paris at the height of the French Revolution and the beauty of Scandinavia.
Now, Daughter, I'm to tell you a story to coax you into the world...'
London, 1797. Mary Wollstonecraft awaits the arrival of the midwife who will help bring her child into the world, and support her through the testing eleven days that follow. After the birth, both mother and daughter fight for survival. Even as Mary's strength wanes, she urgently weaves the tale of her life to bind her frail Little Bird close.
Wollstonecraft's journey to vindicate the rights of women spanned Europe and broke the conventions of the time. Amid the triumph and loss, she blazed a trail and passed that legacy on to her child, the future Mary Shelley.
Love and Fury reclaims the all too brief moment when the stories of mother and daughter overlapped. It is a lyrical and moving tribute to an influential thinker and a remarkable woman.
Samantha Silva is a writer and screenwriter based in Idaho. She is currently adapting her debut novel, Mr Dickens and His Carol, for the stage.
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