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Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, criticism

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; J Paul Hunter
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2012.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
This extensively revised Norton Critical Edition includes new texts and illustrative materials that convey the enduring global conversation about Frankenstein and its author. The text is that of the 1818 first edition, published in three volumes by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones. It is accompanied by an expansive new preface, explanatory annotations, a map of Geneva and its environs, and seven  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Novel·la fantàstica
Science fiction
Horror fiction
Gothic fiction
Frame stories
Epistolary fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2012
Named Person: Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; J Paul Hunter
ISBN: 9780393927931 0393927938
OCLC Number: 181139155
Description: xviii, 524 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Text of Frankenstein --
Contexts --
Circumstance, Influence, Composition, Revision --
Introduction to Frankenstein, Third Edition (1831) / Mary Shelley --
Letter Prefaced to the Vampyre (1819) / John William Polidori --
The Composition of Frankenstein / M.K. Joseph --
Assembling Frankenstein / Chris Baldick --
Mary Shelley and the Power of Contemporary Science / Richard Holmes --
The Significance of Place: Ingolstadt / Jane Goodall --
Texts in Search of an Editor: Reflections on the Frankenstein Notebooks and on Editorial Authority / Charles E. Robinson --
Choosing a Text of Frankenstein to Teach / Anne K. Mellor --
Reception, Impact, Adaptation --
On Frankenstein / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
From The Quarterly Review (January 1818) / John Croker --
From Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (March 1818) / Sir Walter Scott --
On Frankenstein (March 1818) / Edinburgh Magazine --
On Frankenstein (April 1818) / Gentleman's Magazine --
On Frankenstein (August-November 1824) / Knight's Quarterly --
Introduction to the Routledge World Library Edition (1886) / Hugh Reginald Haweis --
The Reception of Frankenstein / Chris Baldick --
Frankenstein's Impact / William St. Clair --
The Monster Lives On / Susan Tyler Hitchcock --
Frankenstein as Historical Metaphor / Elizabeth Young --
Approaches to Frankenstein [in Film] / David Pirie --
Sources, Influences, Analogues --
Biblical Account of Creation / The Book of Genesis --
From Paradise Lost / John Milton --
Mont Blanc (1816) ; The Sea of Ice (1817) ; Mutability / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Prometheus ; Darkness ; From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto III (1816) / Lord Byron --
The Old Familiar Faces / Charles Lamb --
Criticism --
Frankenstein and the Tradition of Realism / George Levine --
Female Gothic: The Monster's Mother / Ellen Moers --
Mary Shelley's Monstrous Eve / Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar --
My Hideous Progeny: The Lady and the Monster / Mary Poovey --
Possessing Nature: The Female in Frankenstein / Anne K. Mellor --
What is a Monster? (According to Frankenstein) / Peter Brooks --
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and the Spectacle of Masculinity / Bette London --
Frankenstein and Radical Science / Marilyn Butler --
Frankenstein, the True Story; or, Rousseau Judges Jean-Jacques / Lawrence Lipking --
In the Absence of Audience: Of Reading and Dread in Mary Shelley / Garrett Stewart --
Looking at the Monster: Frankenstein and Film / James A.W. Heffernan --
The Reading Monster / Patrick Brantlinger --
Frankenstein and the State of Nature / Jonathan Bate --
Frankenstein, Racial Science, and the Yellow Peril / Anne K. Mellor --
Electrical Romanticism / Jane Goodall --
Geographic Boundaries and Inner Space: Frankenstein, Scientific Exploration, and the Quest for the Absolute / Christa Knellwolf.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Mary Shelley ; edited by J. Paul Hunter.


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