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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
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, ©1992.
Series: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Gothic fiction
Horror fiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Fiction
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Johanna M Smith
ISBN: 0312065256 9780312065256 0312044690 9780312044695 0333575571 9780333575574
OCLC Number: 25307462
Description: 358 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Frankenstein: The Complete Text. Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts. The Complete Text. Introduction. Preface --
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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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.

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