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Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives

Author: Lester D Friedman; Allison Kavey
Publisher: New Brusnwick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient that, nearly 200 years later, it remains vitally relevant in a culture radically different from the one that spawned its birth? Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Mary Shelley; Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character).; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character).
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester D Friedman; Allison Kavey
ISBN: 9780813564241 0813564247 9780813564234 0813564239
OCLC Number: 927401153
Description: xi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Singing the Body Electric --
In a Country of Eternal Light: Frankenstein's Intellectual History --
The Instruments of Life: Frankenstein's Medical History --
A More Horrid Contrast: From the Page to the Stage --
It's Still Alive: The Universal and Hammer Movie Cycles --
The House of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Stepchildren --
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Monster.
Responsibility: Lester D. Friedman and Allison B. Kavey.

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