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The Resource Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives, Lester D. Friedman and Allison B. Kavey

Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives, Lester D. Friedman and Allison B. Kavey

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Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives
Title
Monstrous progeny
Title remainder
a history of the Frankenstein narratives
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Lester D. Friedman and Allison B. Kavey
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Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient that, nearly 200 years later, it remains vitally relevant in a culture radically different from the one that spawned its birth? Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual roots of Shelley's novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the book's figures and themes into modern productions that range from children's cartoons to pornography. Along the way, media scholar Lester D. Friedman and historian Allison B. Kavey examine the adaptation and evolution of Victor Frankenstein and his monster across different genres and in different eras. In doing so, they demonstrate how Shelley's tale and its characters continue to provide crucial reference points for current debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, cyborg lifeforms, and the limits of scientific progress. Blending an extensive historical overview with a detailed analysis of key texts, the authors reveal how the Frankenstein legacy arose from a series of fluid intellectual contexts and continues to pulsate through an extraordinary body of media products. Both thought-provoking and entertaining, Monstrous Progeny offers a lively look at an undying and significant cultural phenomenon."--
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Friedman, Lester D.,
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5397.F73
LC item number
F785 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1977-
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Kavey, Allison
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  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Frankenstein, Victor)
  • Frankenstein's Monster)
  • Monsters in mass media
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Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives, Lester D. Friedman and Allison B. Kavey
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Singing the Body Electric -- In a Country of Eternal Light: Frankenstein's Intellectual History -- The Instruments of Life: Frankenstein's Medical History -- A More Horrid Contrast: From the Page to the Stage -- It's Still Alive: The Universal and Hammer Movie Cycles -- The House of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Stepchildren -- Fifty Ways to Leave Your Monster
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780813564234
Lccn
2015047575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • ocn927401153
  • 1865326
  • (OCoLC)927401153
Label
Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives, Lester D. Friedman and Allison B. Kavey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Singing the Body Electric -- In a Country of Eternal Light: Frankenstein's Intellectual History -- The Instruments of Life: Frankenstein's Medical History -- A More Horrid Contrast: From the Page to the Stage -- It's Still Alive: The Universal and Hammer Movie Cycles -- The House of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Stepchildren -- Fifty Ways to Leave Your Monster
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780813564234
Lccn
2015047575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn927401153
  • 1865326
  • (OCoLC)927401153

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