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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Trembley, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Ann), 1963-
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
|Named Person:||Michael Crichton; Michael Crichton; Michael Crichton|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elizabeth A Trembley
|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 --
|Series Title:||Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.|
|Responsibility:||Elizabeth A. Trembley.|
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.
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