The Resource Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism, (ebook)

Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism, (ebook)

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Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism
Title
Frankenstein
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the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism
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eng
Summary
With a new introduction by Francine Prose and stunning original artwork by Eko, the Restless Classics edition of Frankenstein brings Mary Shelley's paragon of horror vividly back to life - published to coincide with the two-hundredth anniversary of the infamous night of its creation. A towering masterpiece of gothic fiction, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus birthed the horror and science-fiction genres and spawned countless cultural offspring. Amid the pervasive images of Boris Karloff's flat-headed, bolt-necked monster, it's easy to forget how radical, insightful - and, yes, terrifying - the book is on its own terms. The would-be Prometheus of the book's title is the brilliant Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein, whose studies in natural philosophy and chemistry (fields much brooded over in Shelley's day) lead him to become obsessed with building a being out of dead body parts and bringing it to life. But when he is miraculously successful, Victor is horrified at his creation, and the monster escapes into the night. Given life and enough reason to deduce his own terrible loneliness, Frankenstein's creation turns to violence and, soon enough, vengeance upon his creator. Frankenstein is the second book in the Restless Classics series: interactive encounters with great books and inspired teachers. Find out more at www.restlessbooks.com/classics
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1797-1851
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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Dewey number
823/.7
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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A Norton critical edition
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  • Frankenstein, Victor
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Scientists
  • Monsters
  • Women and literature
  • Horror tales, English
  • Scientists in literature
  • Monsters in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781632060792
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12443006
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remote
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MWT12443006
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632060792
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12443006
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12443006
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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