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An Incompatible Passion: A Play in 3 Acts

Biography & autobiography


by
Nigel Patten

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Format: EPUB

File size: 510 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Synopsis:

An Incompatible Passion tells the dramatized history of the last three months in the life of the controversial poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

In the spring of 1822, Percy and his second wife, Mary Woolstonecroft, the author of the famous novel Frankenstein, along with her half-sister, Claire, rented a villa on the Tuscan coast. They were joined there by Jane and Edward Williams, and later the Cornish adventurer Edward Trelawny.

The relationship between Mary and her husband soured after two of their three children died young. Both Mary and Claire shared Percy’s affections, which caused tremendous friction, as the poet had a tendency to pursue pretty women. Claire had given birth to illegitimate daughters by both Shelley and Lord Byron, so living together in the same house was not easy for Mary.

Trelawny persuaded a friend to construct a yacht for the poet, and while sailing one day with Edward Williams, a sudden squall capsized the boat and both men drowned. The remains of Shelley’s body were cremated on the beach in the presence of Byron and Trelawny.

About the Author:

Nigel Patten was born in London and moved fifty years ago to Switzerland to live at a ski resort. He teaches English at an international school and has for many years both acted and directed in a theater company in Vevey. He has performed in numerous musicals, including playing Professor Higgins in “My Fair Lady.” His main hobby is mountain hiking, taking him twice up Mount Kilimanjaro. He travels extensively and sails his own yacht among the Greek islands.

Publisher’s website:

http://sbpra.com/NigelPatten

Synopsis:

An Incompatible Passion tells the dramatized history of the last three months in the life of the controversial poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

In the spring of 1822, Percy and his second wife, Mary Woolstonecroft, the author of the famous novel Frankenstein, along with her half-sister, Claire, rented a villa on the Tuscan coast. They were joined there by Jane and Edward Williams, and later the Cornish adventurer Edward Trelawny.

The relationship between… (more)

Synopsis:

An Incompatible Passion tells the dramatized history of the last three months in the life of the controversial poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

In the spring of 1822, Percy and his second wife, Mary Woolstonecroft, the author of the famous novel Frankenstein, along with her half-sister, Claire, rented a villa on the Tuscan coast. They were joined there by Jane and Edward Williams, and later the Cornish adventurer Edward Trelawny.

The relationship between Mary and her husband soured after two of their three children died young. Both Mary and Claire shared Percy’s affections, which caused tremendous friction, as the poet had a tendency to pursue pretty women. Claire had given birth to illegitimate daughters by both Shelley and Lord Byron, so living together in the same house was not easy for Mary.

Trelawny persuaded a friend to construct a yacht for the poet, and while sailing one day with Edward Williams, a sudden squall capsized the boat and both men drowned. The remains of Shelley’s body were cremated on the beach in the presence of Byron and Trelawny.

About the Author:

Nigel Patten was born in London and moved fifty years ago to Switzerland to live at a ski resort. He teaches English at an international school and has for many years both acted and directed in a theater company in Vevey. He has performed in numerous musicals, including playing Professor Higgins in “My Fair Lady.” His main hobby is mountain hiking, taking him twice up Mount Kilimanjaro. He travels extensively and sails his own yacht among the Greek islands.

Publisher’s website:

http://sbpra.com/NigelPatten

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