Mary Shelley's Frankenstein A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook
One of the most terrifying and sublime novels of the Romantic period, "Frankenstein" has remained an indelible creation, appearing in everything from B-movies to erotica. This sourcebook examines Mary Shelley's novel within its literary and cultural contexts, exploring the contexts from which "Frankenstein" emerged, the early reception of the novel, adaptation and performance of the work and recent criticism on it. The text also includes carefully annotated key passages from the novel and concludes with a list of recommended editions and further reading, to allow readers to pursue the areas of study that intrigue them.
Acknowledgements List of illustrations General Introduction Contexts Contextual Overview Chronology of Mary Shelley Contemporary Documents Interpretation Presumption, science and religion: early receptions of Frankenstein Why did you make me like this?! Performing Frankenstein Modern Criticism Key Passages Key passages: extracts from the novel Recommended editions and further reading Directory of Proper Names Index Table of Contents provided by Publisher.
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