Note: Virginia Water

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The Last Man, Edited by Steven E. Jones

Virginia Water

Virginia Water, a large (approximately 160-acre) artificial lake at the edge of Windsor Great Park. Two contemporary engravings of the lake, after drawings by Turner, illustrated Mary Shelley's short story, "The Mourner," which is also set in Windsor.

Mary Shelley spent time at Windsor again in 1825 while preparing to write The Last Man; she comments on Virginia Water in a letter.

Map of Windsor

Published @ RC

October 1997