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Murdering to dissect : grave-robbing, Frankenstein and the anatomy literature

Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work reads "Frankenstein" and a range of affiliated literature of the early-19th century alongside accounts of medical, legal and political/social history, providing a fictional commentary on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Marshall, Tim, 1951-
Murdering to dissect.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)604877355
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein, Fiktive Gestalt; Mary Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft (1797-1851) Shelley; Frankenstein, Literarische Gestalt.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Marshall
ISBN: 0719045428 9780719045424 0719045436 9780719045431
OCLC Number: 32013089
Description: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: murdering to dissect. The Edinburgh scandal 1828-29. Galvanism. Utopia and reality. Frankenstein and the 1832 Anatomy Act --
pt. I. Frankenstein: the 1832 context. 1. The dead body business. Bentham's auto-icon. Richardson's argument in Death, Dissection and the Destitute. Sir Walter Scott in Edinburgh, 1829. The surgeon as murderer: On Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts. The contented executioner in Barnaby Rudge. 2. Multi-accentuation in On Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts and Frankenstein. Social signs. The Note of the Editor in On Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts. The politics of anatomy: the voices in Frankenstein, 1831 --
pt. II. The law made flesh. 3. The instruments of law. Intextuation. Public and comparative anatomy. Trading. The surgeon as artist: John Hunter and Mrs Martin Van Butchell. Aesthetics and murder. 4. The death command, anatomy and the law, 1750-1850. The gibbet. Frankenstein: the arche-command. Claiming.
Responsibility: Tim Marshall.

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