Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications

Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications

by Marlene Wagman-Geller

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Overview

A fascinating look at the stories behind the dedications of 50 literary classics.

Mary Shelley dedicated Frankenstein to her father, her greatest champion. Charlotte Brönte dedicatedJane Eyre to William Makepeace Thackeray for his enthusiastic review of the book’s first edition. Dostoyevsky dedicated The Brothers Karamazov to his typist-turned-lover Anna Grigoyevna. And, as this collection’s title indicates, F. Scott Fitzgerald dedicated his masterpiece The Great Gatsby to his wife Zelda.

Often overlooked, a novel’s dedication can say much about an author and his or her relationship to the person for whom the book was consecrated. Once Again to Zelda explores the dedications in fifty iconic books that are an intrinsic part of both literary and pop culture, shedding light on the author’s psyche, as well as the social and historic context in which the book was first published.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440633980
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 383 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marlene Wagman-Geller, an enthusiastic trivia buff and avid reader, is a veteran high school English teacher.

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