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Frankenstein : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Johanna M Smith; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, ©1992.
Series: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and puts this knowledge to use by creating a monster being. Presents the 1831 text along with five critical essays coming from five different critical perpectives. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction to the history, principles and practice of that critical perspective.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Fiction
Science fiction
Gothic fiction
Horror fiction
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Johanna M Smith; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0312065256 9780312065256 0312044690 9780312044695 0333575571 9780333575574
OCLC Number: 25307462
Description: 358 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: Frankenstein: the complete text. Introduction: biographical and historical contexts ; The complete text --
pt. 2: Frankenstein: a case study in contemporary criticism. A critical history of Frankenstein ; Reader-response criticism and Frankenstein ; What is reader-response criticism? ; Reader-response criticism: a selected bibliography ; A reader-response perspective on Frankenstein: Reading with a "nicer eye": responding to Frankenstein / Mary Lowe-Evans ; Psychoanalytic criticism and Frankenstein ; What is psychoanalytic criticism? ; Psychoanalytic criticism: a selected bibliography ; A psychoanalytic perspective on Frankenstein: The monster and the imaginary mother: a Lacanian reading of Frankenstein / David Collings ; Feminist criticism and Frankenstein ; What is feminist criticism? ; Feminist criticism: a selected bibliography ; A feminist perspective on Frankenstein: "Cooped up": feminine domesticity in Frankenstein / Johanna M. Smith ; Marxist criticism and Frankenstein ; What is Marxist criticism? ; Marxist criticism: a selected bibliography ; A Marxist perspective on Frankenstein: "The workshop of filthy creation": a Marxist reading of Frankenstein / Warren Montag ; Cultural criticism and Frankenstein ; What is cultural criticism? ; Cultural criticism: a selected bibliography ; A cultural critical perspective on Frankenstein: Frankenstein and the cultural uses of gothic / Lee E. Heller.
Series Title: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Responsibility: Mary Shelley ; edited by Johanna M. Smith.

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The criticism offered on "Frankenstein" in this volume and the detailed bibliographic and historical textualization, make this book an extensive study of this classic work by Mary Shelley. It  Read more...

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