The Making of Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

In this book, Daisy Hay returns to the objects and manuscripts of the novel's genesis in order to assemble its story anew.Frankenstein was inspired by the extraordinary people surrounding the eighteen-year-old author and by the places and ...

The Making of Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Author: Daisy Hay

Publisher: Making of

ISBN: 9781851244867

Page: 128

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'Invention ... does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos'- Mary ShelleyIn the 200 years since its first publication, the story of Frankenstein's creation during stormy days and nights at Byron's Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva has become literary legend. In this book, Daisy Hay returns to the objects and manuscripts of the novel's genesis in order to assemble its story anew.Frankenstein was inspired by the extraordinary people surrounding the eighteen-year-old author and by the places and historical dramas that formed the backdrop of her youth. Featuring manuscripts, portraits, illustrations and artefacts, The Making of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein explores the novel's time and place, its people, the relics of its long afterlife and the notebooks in which it was created. Hay strips Frankenstein back to its constituent parts revealing an uneven novel written by a young woman deeply engaged in the process of working out what she thought about the pressing issues of her time: science, politics, religion, slavery, maternity, the imagination, creativity and community. This is a compelling and innovative biography of the novel for all those fascinated by its essential, brilliant chaos.

Making the Monster

Clues are dotted throughout Georgian science and popular culture. The years before the book's publication saw huge advances in our understanding of the natural sciences, in areas such as electricity and physiology, for example.

Making the Monster

Author: Kathryn Harkup

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472933753

Page: 288

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The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science-fiction genres, and her creation has become part of our everyday culture, from cartoons to Hallowe'en costumes. Even the name 'Frankenstein' has become a by-word for evil scientists and dangerous experiments. How did a teenager with no formal education come up with the idea for an extraordinary novel such as Frankenstein? Clues are dotted throughout Georgian science and popular culture. The years before the book's publication saw huge advances in our understanding of the natural sciences, in areas such as electricity and physiology, for example. Sensational science demonstrations caught the imagination of the general public, while the newspapers were full of lurid tales of murderers and resurrectionists. Making the Monster explores the scientific background behind Mary Shelley's book. Is there any science fact behind the science fiction? And how might a real-life Victor Frankenstein have gone about creating his monster? From tales of volcanic eruptions, artificial life and chemical revolutions, to experimental surgery, 'monsters' and electrical experiments on human cadavers, Kathryn Harkup examines the science and scientists that influenced Shelley, and inspired her most famous creation.

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Provides a collection of critical essays bringing various interpretations to the novel about a monster created by a scientist.

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438139993

Page:

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Provides a collection of critical essays bringing various interpretations to the novel about a monster created by a scientist.

The Endurance of Frankenstein

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.

The Endurance of Frankenstein

Author: George Levine

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046405

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.

Mary Shelley Frankenstein

It looks closely at the range of genres from which the novel emerged, offering textual analysis of key passages from this and related texts.

Mary Shelley   Frankenstein

Author: Essaka Joshua

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN:

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.

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein 1818 2018

Aimed at both scholars and new readers of Frankenstein, in its different guises, this volume stimulates an informed appreciation of one of the most influential and haunting novels of all time.

Mary Shelley   s Frankenstein  1818 2018

Author: Maria Parrino

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527554007

Page: 264

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Ever since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was first published in 1818, the story of the scientist and his Creature has been constantly told, discussed, adapted, filmed, and translated, making generations of readers approach the novel in an extraordinary variety of ways and languages. This new collection of nineteen essays brings together a range of international scholars to provide an introduction to, and a series of pathways through, this iconic novel. Chapters explore various topics, from the Bible, mythology, ruins, and human rights, to the sublime, the epistolary, and acoustics. They also place the novel in a wider cultural context, exploring its numerous afterlives, its reception, and adaptations in different media, such as drama, cinema, graphic novels, television series, and computer games. Aimed at both scholars and new readers of Frankenstein, in its different guises, this volume stimulates an informed appreciation of one of the most influential and haunting novels of all time.

Black Frankenstein

Illuminating the power of parody and reappropriation, Black Frankenstein tells the story of a metaphor that continues to matter to literature, culture, aesthetics, and politics.

Black Frankenstein

Author: Elizabeth Young

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814797156

Page: 336

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For all the scholarship devoted to Mary Shelley's English novel Frankenstein, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to its role in American culture, and virtually none to its racial resonances in the United States. In Black Frankenstein, Elizabeth Young identifies and interprets the figure of a black American Frankenstein monster as it appears with surprising frequency throughout nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. culture, in fiction, film, essays, oratory, painting, and other media, and in works by both whites and African Americans. Black Frankenstein stories, Young argues, effect four kinds of racial critique: they humanize the slave; they explain, if not justify, black violence; they condemn the slaveowner; and they expose the instability of white power. The black Frankenstein's monster has served as a powerful metaphor for reinforcing racial hierarchy—and as an even more powerful metaphor for shaping anti-racist critique. Illuminating the power of parody and reappropriation, Black Frankenstein tells the story of a metaphor that continues to matter to literature, culture, aesthetics, and politics.

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein was published in 1818, the work of a 21-year-old genius named Mary Shelley.

Frankenstein  or  The Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 177

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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

In graphic novel format, tells Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life with unintended consequences.

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781598898866

Page: 63

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In graphic novel format, tells Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life with unintended consequences.

Mary Shelley Frankenstein

This study focuses on how Frankenstein works: how the story is told and why it is so rich and gripping.

Mary Shelley  Frankenstein

Author: Nicholas Marsh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137037636

Page: 208

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This study focuses on how Frankenstein works: how the story is told and why it is so rich and gripping. Part I uses carefully selected short extracts for close textual analysis, while Part II examines Shelley's life, the historical and literary contexts of the novel, and offers a sample of key criticism.

Beyond Archangel The Archangel Theme in Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

In the novel the term "Archangel" shows up over and over again and many references are made to other themes relating to heaven and hell, such as Dante's Inferno. Geographically, the novel begins in a place beyond the city Archangel.

Beyond Archangel   The Archangel Theme in Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Author: Melanie Kirkham

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638832368

Page: 48

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A, The University of Utah (-), course: Research and Bibliography, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: I presented this paper at a literary conference "Confutati" at the University of Utah in January 2007., abstract: In my paper "Beyond Archangel" I take a semiotic and thematic approach to the theme of Archangel in the novel. In the novel the term "Archangel" shows up over and over again and many references are made to other themes relating to heaven and hell, such as Dante's Inferno. Geographically, the novel begins in a place beyond the city Archangel. It is an actual city in the Artic named after the archangel Michael. It is the Christian archangel Michael, but a whole tradition; Judaic, Greek... surrounds him. Therefore, in the text the word Archangel takes on multiple meanings as it refers to the physical place but also the spiritual place the three main characters are in. Victor, Walton and the Creature, all three of them are beyond Archangel, that means beyond the state of being in God's grace. They are closer to hell than to heaven. Victor, one of the characters has already fallen and there is no help for him. The Creature and Walton seem to be beyond all hope for salvation as well, but one of them will ultimately be saved. It is the Creature who takes on another archangel persona and through this selfless act manages to save Walton from his fast track to damnation. Through the Creature Walton manages to shake off Victor's spell over him, and return to the save haven of Archangel. Here again, the city takes on a meaning of being a place of God. The Creature never physically returns to Archangel, but he is redeemed through his actions. The three main characters therefore represent the three different spiritual states: Fallen, redeemed and saved by grace. I will look at religion and what the meaning of an archangel is. Mary Sh

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

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 ...

Frankenstein  or  The Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416501835

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

Frankenstein Spotlight Edition

Each Spotlight -Edition? maintains the rich integrity of the original work while adapting the language to be more accessible to the average high school student.In addition to providing a more readable text, Prestwick House Spotlight ...

Frankenstein   Spotlight Edition

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580495530

Page: 214

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Prestwick House is proud to offer our Spotlight Editions? ? thoughtful, intelligent adaptations of some of the world's greatest literature. Each Spotlight -Edition? maintains the rich integrity of the original work while adapting the language to be more accessible to the average high school student.In addition to providing a more readable text, Prestwick House Spotlight Editions? are enhanced, providing your students with? thoughtful guided reading questions and margin notes to help students -navigate the text;? suggestions for thought and discussion;? research opportunities for richer understanding of the text and its contexts;? suggested writing activities to foster deeper thinking.

A Study Guide for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s Frankenstein

A Study Guide for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's "Frankenstein," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; ...

A Study Guide for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s  Frankenstein

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410320588

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's "Frankenstein," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Mary Shelley

"This Guide encapsulates the most important critical reactions to a novel that straddles the realms of both "high" literature and popular culture.

Mary Shelley

Author: Berthold Schoene-Harwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780231121927

Page: 208

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"This Guide encapsulates the most important critical reactions to a novel that straddles the realms of both "high" literature and popular culture. The selections shed light on Frankenstein's historical and socio-political relevance, its innovative representations of science, gender, and identity, as well as its problematic cultural location between academic critique and creative production.

All the World s a Stage

This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of the theatrum mundi world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels.

 All the World s a Stage

Author: Charlene E. Bunnell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415938631

Page: 212

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This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of thetheatrum mundi, world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels.

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

... may recognize , as she must have recognized in Waverley , the preface
notwithstanding , ingredients that went into the making of the Gothic tale . Nor
does Mary Shelley fail to be of her times in the interest she manifests in German
literature .

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Author: Cecily Callaghan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 610

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