Frankenstein


Author: Pauline Francis
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237535452
Category: Children's stories
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This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1831 text of Mary Shelley's English Romantic novel along with critical essays that introduce students to Frankenstein from contemporary psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gender, and cultural studies perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how various critical perspectives can be combined. In this second edition, three of the six essays are new.

Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus


Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 241
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Frankenstein was published in 1818, the work of a 21-year-old genius named Mary Shelley. Hundreds of movies, adaptations, and monster masks later, its reputation remains so lively that the title has become its own word in the English language. Victor Frankenstein, a scientist, discovers the secret of reanimating the dead. After he rejects his hideous creation, not even the farthest poles of the earth will keep his bitter monster from seeking an inhuman revenge. Inspired by a uniquely Romantic view of science’s possibilities, Shelley’s masterpiece ultimately wrestles with the hidden shadows of the human mind.

Frankenstein

or, the Modern Prometheus
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Monsters
Page: 332
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Frankenstein


Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486784754
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. With the author's own 1831 introduction.

Mary Shelley: 'Frankenstein'


Author: Essaka Joshua
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 77
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Places Mary Shelley’s revolutionary novel in its political, philosophical and literary context. Frankenstein is one of the most popular novels from the Romantic period. This accessible study, written by a specialist in Romantic literature, examines Frankenstein within its literary and philosophical contexts. It looks closely at the range of genres from which the novel emerged, offering textual analysis of key passages from this and related texts. There is a summary of criticism on the novel, a discussion of the historical background, and a wide-ranging exploration of the literary sources. The study focuses on the moral questions that arise from the novel, investigating the range of questions that Shelley raises and offering an analysis of her answers.

Frankenstein - Third Edition


Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770483403
Category: Fiction
Page: 375
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D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf’s edition of Frankenstein has been widely acclaimed as an outstanding edition of the novel—for the general reader and the student as much as for the scholar. The editors use as their copy-text the original 1818 version, and detail in an appendix all of Shelley’s later revisions. They also include a range of contemporary documents that shed light on the historical context from which this unique masterpiece emerged. New to this edition is a discussion of Percy Shelley’s role in contributing to the first draft of the novel. Recent scholarship has provoked considerable interest in the degree to which Percy Shelley contributed to Mary Shelley’s original text, and this edition’s updated introduction discusses this scholarship. A new appendix also includes Lord Byron’s “A Fragment” and John William Polidori’s The Vampyre, works that are engaging in their own right and that also add further insights into the literary context of Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, Creation and Monstrosity


Author: Stephen Bann
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9780948462603
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 215
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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Frankenstein


Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,Deanna McFadden,Jamel Akib
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402726668
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 153
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An abriged version of the novel in which a monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438139993
Category:
Page: N.A
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Provides a collection of critical essays bringing various interpretations to the novel about a monster created by a scientist.

Frankenstein

Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
Author: Mary Shelley,David H. Guston,Ed Finn,Jason Scott Robert,Charles E. Robinson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262340275
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold and rainy summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, the dramatic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his stitched-together creature can be read as the ultimate parable of scientific hubris. Victor, "the modern Prometheus," tried to do what he perhaps should have left to Nature: create life. Although the novel is most often discussed in literary-historical terms -- as a seminal example of romanticism or as a groundbreaking early work of science fiction -- Mary Shelley was keenly aware of contemporary scientific developments and incorporated them into her story. In our era of synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and climate engineering, this edition of Frankenstein will resonate forcefully for readers with a background or interest in science and engineering, and anyone intrigued by the fundamental questions of creativity and responsibility. This edition of Frankenstein pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript -- meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world's preeminent authorities on the text -- with annotations and essays by leading scholars exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story. The result is a unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written.Essays byElizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Heather E. Douglas, Josephine Johnston, Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein, Anne K. Mellor, Alfred Nordmann

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein


Author: Nicholas Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137037636
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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This study focuses on how Frankenstein works: how the story is told and why it is so rich and gripping. Part I uses carefully selected short extracts for close textual analysis, while Part II examines Shelley's life, the historical and literary contexts of the novel, and offers a sample of key criticism.

Frankenstein


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438115040
Category: Creation in literature
Page: 264
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Presents a collection of writings exploring the characters from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Prodigal Son


Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: HarperTorch
ISBN: 9780007452996
Category: Horror tales
Page: 496
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Created centuries ago by a madman, possessed of supernatural powers and a drive for justice, Deucalion arrives in New Orleans. His path will cross with that of tough police detective Carson O'Connor and her partner, Michael Maddison, who are on the trail of a vicious serial killer.

Frankenstein, based on the novel by Mary Shelley


Author: Nick Dear
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571277225
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 96
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Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by Nick Dear, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011.

Frankenstein (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738672947
Category: Study Aids
Page: 114
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REA's MAXnotes for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Frankenstein

Character Studies
Author: David Higgins
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441119671
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 122
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most widely read novels of all time. Its two central characters, the scientist Victor Frankenstein and the being he creates, have gained mythic status in their own right. Engaging with the novel's characterization is crucial to gaining a real understanding of its themes and contexts, including education, gender difference, imperialism, personal identity, revolutionary politics, and science. This study includes: an introductory overview of the novel, including a brief account of its historical and literary contexts; its reception history; discussion of the major themes and narrative structure; detailed analysis of, the representation of main characters, such as Walton, Frankenstein, and the creature; and a conclusion reminding students of the links between the characters and the key themes and issues.

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or, The modern prometheus


Author: Maurice Hindle
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 196
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'Frankenstein' tells of the creation by Victor Frankenstein of a man whose terrifying aspect belies his humanity. This book gives a detailed critical commentary on the novel and also puts it in its historical, biographical and lieterary contexts.

The Endurance of Frankenstein

Essays on Mary Shelley's Novel
Author: George Lewis Levine,U. C. Knoepflmacher
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520046405
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 341
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MARY SHELLEY's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus grew out of a parlor game and a nightmare vision. The story of the book's origin is a famous one, first told in the introduction Mary Shelley wrote for the 1831 edition of the novel. The two Shelleys, Byron, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont, and John William Polidori (Byron's physician) spent a "wet, ungenial summer in the Swiss Alps." Byron suggested that "each write a ghost story." If one is to trust Mary Shelley's account (and James Rieger has shown the untrustworthiness of its chronology and particulars), only she and "poor Polidori" took the contest seriously. The two "illustrious poets," according to her, "annoyed by the platitude of prose, speedily relinquished their uncongenial task." Polidori, too, is made to seem careless, unable to handle his story of a "skull-headed lady." Though Mary Shelley is just as deprecating when she speaks of her own "tiresome unlucky ghost story," she also suggests that its sources went deeper. Her truant muse became active as soon as she fastened on the "idea" of "making only a transcript of the grim terrors of my waking dream": "'I have found it! What terrified me will terrify others."' The twelve essays in this collection attest to the endurance of Mary Shelley's "waking dream." Appropriately, though less romantically, this book also grew out of a playful conversation at a party. When several of the contributors to this book discovered that they were all closet aficionados of Mary Shelley's novel, they decided that a book might be written in which each contributor-contestant might try to account for the persistent hold that Frankenstein continues to exercise on the popular imagination. Within a few months, two films--Warhol's Frankenstein and Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein--and the Hall-Landau and Isherwood-Bachardy television versions of the novel appeared to remind us of our blunted purpose. These manifestations were an auspicious sign and resulted in the book Endurance of Frankenstein.