Reading Genesis in the long eighteenth century : from Milton to Mary Shelley
Providing an assessment of the division between religion and enlightenment, this work traces a tissue of readings and adaptations of "Genesis" and Scriptural language from Milton through Rousseau to Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. It is of interest to scholars of religious studies, intellectual history, philosophy, and literary studies.
Print Book, English, 2006
Ashgate, Aldershot, 2006
Criticism, interpretation, etc
vi, 207 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: West of Eden; Origin is the goal: Genesis in the 18th century; Dr. Milton's guide; or, the Utopia within; The passion of Jean-Jacques Rousseau; or, The Dystopia within; Wollstonecraft's body politics; or, philosophy in the bedroom; Frankenstein; or, L'Education des habitants d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes; Bibliography; Index.