skip to content
Michael Crichton : a critical companion Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Michael Crichton : a critical companion

Author: Elizabeth A Trembley
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Series: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Until now, Michael Crichton's many readers have had nowhere to turn for more information on one of America's most popular novelists. This companion features clear analyses of Crichton's life and literary influences, as well as chapter on each of his 10 major novels to date. It will help Chrichton's readers learn more about how significant events in his life affected the development of his fiction and literary style
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trembley, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Ann), 1963-
Michael Crichton.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605200420
Named Person: Michael Crichton; Michael Crichton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Trembley
ISBN: 0313294143 9780313294143
OCLC Number: 32665096
Description: xi, 192 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein --
1. The Life of Michael Crichton --
2. Michael Crichton's Literary Heritage --
3. The Andromeda Strain (1969) --
4. The Terminal Man (1972) --
5. The Great Train Robbery (1975) --
6. Eaters of the Dead (1976) --
7. Sphere (1987) --
8. Congo (1980) --
9. Jurassic Park (1990) --
10. Rising Sun (1992) --
11. Disclosure (1994) --
12. The Lost World --
13. Bibliography.
Series Title: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Trembley.

Abstract:

Until now, Michael Crichton's many readers have had nowhere to turn for more information on one of America's most popular novelists. This companion features clear analyses of Crichton's life and literary influences, as well as chapter on each of his 10 major novels to date. It will help Chrichton's readers learn more about how significant events in his life affected the development of his fiction and literary style and how the heritage of popular fiction, including.

mystery, gothic, adventure, and science fiction, influenced his writing. This study provides close textual analysis of each novel, by focusing on plot, character development, theme, and critical interpretation. This study analyzes Crichton's novels from the Andromeda Strain (1969) to The Lost World (1995). It features a clear, user-friendly organization, with two general chapters on Crichton's life and literary heritage, and one chapter on each of his novels. For ease of.

use by the reader, each chapter is subdivided into section on general critical analysis, plot, theme, character development, and alternative perspectives on the novel that offer additional insight. The author shows how each of Crichton's novels incorporates a theme or debate from current culture and how his visions of genetically engineered dinosaurs, killer viruses from outer space, and deadly relations in international business have become part of American culture.

This study will help the reader to understand the important issues raised by Crichton's fiction and to apply critical insight to an examination of those issues. No secondary school, public library, or college library should be without this first serious examination of the works of Michael Crichton.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32665096>
library:oclcnum"32665096"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/32665096>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008102216>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Detective and mystery stories, American--History and criticism."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1996"
schema:description"mystery, gothic, adventure, and science fiction, influenced his writing. This study provides close textual analysis of each novel, by focusing on plot, character development, theme, and critical interpretation. This study analyzes Crichton's novels from the Andromeda Strain (1969) to The Lost World (1995). It features a clear, user-friendly organization, with two general chapters on Crichton's life and literary heritage, and one chapter on each of his novels. For ease of."@en
schema:description"Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of Michael Crichton -- 2. Michael Crichton's Literary Heritage -- 3. The Andromeda Strain (1969) -- 4. The Terminal Man (1972) -- 5. The Great Train Robbery (1975) -- 6. Eaters of the Dead (1976) -- 7. Sphere (1987) -- 8. Congo (1980) -- 9. Jurassic Park (1990) -- 10. Rising Sun (1992) -- 11. Disclosure (1994) -- 12. The Lost World -- 13. Bibliography."@en
schema:description"Until now, Michael Crichton's many readers have had nowhere to turn for more information on one of America's most popular novelists. This companion features clear analyses of Crichton's life and literary influences, as well as chapter on each of his 10 major novels to date. It will help Chrichton's readers learn more about how significant events in his life affected the development of his fiction and literary style and how the heritage of popular fiction, including."@en
schema:description"use by the reader, each chapter is subdivided into section on general critical analysis, plot, theme, character development, and alternative perspectives on the novel that offer additional insight. The author shows how each of Crichton's novels incorporates a theme or debate from current culture and how his visions of genetically engineered dinosaurs, killer viruses from outer space, and deadly relations in international business have become part of American culture."@en
schema:description"This study will help the reader to understand the important issues raised by Crichton's fiction and to apply critical insight to an examination of those issues. No secondary school, public library, or college library should be without this first serious examination of the works of Michael Crichton."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/9341363>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Michael Crichton : a critical companion"@en
schema:numberOfPages"192"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.