Mary Shelley's Frankenstein A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

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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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  • : 9780415227322
  • : Taylor Francis Ltd
  • : Routledge
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