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The Endurance of Frankenstein : essays on Mary Shelley's novel

Author: George Lewis Levine; U C Knoepflmacher
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft (1797-1851) Shelley; Frankenstein, (personnage fictif); Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor (Fictitious character) Frankenstein; Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft <1797-1851> / Frankenstein.; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Lewis Levine; U C Knoepflmacher
ISBN: 0520036123 9780520036123 0520046404 9780520046405
OCLC Number: 5133230
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: [Part I. Traditions : looking forwards and backwards] Ambiguous heritage of Frankenstein / George Levine. Frankenstein as mystery play / Judith Wilt. Fire and ice in Frankenstein / Andrew Griffin --
[Part II. Biographical soundings : of mothers and daughters] Female Gothic / Ellen Moers. Thoughts on the aggression of daughters / U.C. Knoepflmacher --
[Part III. Contexts : society and self] Monsters in the garden : Mary Shelley and the bourgeois family / Kate Ellis. Mary Shelley's monster : politics and psyche in Frankenstein / Lee Sterrenburg. Vital artifice : Mary, Percy, and the psychopolitical integrity of Frankenstein / Peter Dale Scott --
[Part IV. Texture : language and the grotesque] "Godlike science / unhallowed arts" : language, nature and monstrosity / Peter Brooks. Frankenstein and comedy / Philip Stevick --
[Part V. Visual progeny : drama and film] Stage and film children of Frankenstein : a survey / Albert J. Lavalley. Coming to life : Frankenstein and the nature of film narrative / William Nestrick. Appendix: "Face to face" : of man-apes, monsters, and readers.
Responsibility: edited by George Levine and U. C. Knoepflmacher.

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