Leslie Hotsons Discovery of Shelley's Lost Letters to Harriet

in the January and February ATLANTIC

SHELLEY’S own words to Harriet, his wife, at the time of his elopement with Mary Godwin! A whole sheaf of new letters, whose existence was always suspected, the finding of which is due to the ingenious research of a voung American writer in England. These letters reveal in all its intimate detail Shellev’s incredible yet utterly sincere effort to establish a ménage àa trois, with Mary as wife, and Harriet, soon to bear his second child, as sister!

The material itself is hardly more interesting than the story of where and how Mr. Hotson found it.

The first installment begins on page 122 of this issue