Frankenstein


Author: Pauline Francis
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237535452
Category: Children's stories
Page: 46
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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: Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character)
Page: 268
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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.

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 - 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.

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

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

Frankenstein


Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher: Playmore Publishers
ISBN: 9780866119818
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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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.

Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus


Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,David Lorne Macdonald,Kathleen Dorothy Scherf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 371
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Frankenstein


Author: Tim Kelly,Mary Shelley
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573609176
Category: Drama
Page: 72
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Drama / Character: 4 male, 4 female Scenery: Interior Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his Swiss chateau to escape a terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him: not his mother, nor his fiancee, nor his best friend. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a creature made from pieces of the dead. The creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness. Against his better judgement, Victor agrees and soon the household is invaded by murder, despair and terror! "Thrills... laughs... true suspense." Arizona Republic. "In Tim Kelly's thoughtful version of the classic tale, the results are surprisingly thought provoking and highly entertaining." Palos Verdes News

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.

Frankenstein

The First Two Hundred Years
Author: Christopher Frayling
Publisher: Reel Art Press
ISBN: 9781909526464
Category: Frankenstein films
Page: 208
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This book will trace the journey of Shelley's Frankenstein from limited edition literature to the bloodstream of contemporary culture. It includes new research on the novel's origins, with a reprint of the earliest-known version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in book publications of the nineteenth century; series of visual essays on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular culture on posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels.

Frankenstein

A Cultural History
Author: Susan Tyler Hitchcock
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393061444
Category: History
Page: 392
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A lighthearted history of the Frankenstein myth traces its origins, evaluates the shifts in period morality and science that shaped the story and its various interpretations, and considers the invocations of the tale in various formats.

Shelley's Frankenstein


Author: Graham Allen
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441120882
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 152
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Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel, Frankenstein, is one of the most widely studied novels in English Literature. Due to its key position in the canon and its wide cultural influence, the novel has been the subject of many interpretations, which require some guidance to navigate. This book offers an authoritative, up-to-date guide for students, introducing its context, language, themes, criticism and afterlife, leading them to a more sophisticated understanding of the text. Graham Allen places Frankenstein in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, providing exemplary close readings, and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception. It also includes an introduction to its substantial history as an adapted text on stage and screen and its wider influence in film and popular culture. It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading.

City of Night

A Novel
Author: Dean Ray Koontz,Edward Gorman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553593331
Category: Fiction
Page: 455
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When Victor's latest creations, an army of engineered killers set loose in modern-day New Orleans, begin to exceed his expectations and exhibit logistical and analytical skills, he plans to eliminate the entire race, a plan that backfires into humankind's ultimate nightmare.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


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

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus


Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416501835
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A timeless, terrifying tale of one man's obsession to create life -- and the monster that became his legacy. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON