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Frankenstein (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes

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ISBN13: 9780764585937
ISBN10: 0764585932
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Synopsis:

The famous story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the monster, was successfully dramatized throughout the last century and continues to fascinate audiences.

Synopsis:

Jump-start your understanding of Mary Shelley's famous story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation by opening the pages of CliffsNotes on Frankenstein, the study guide that can raise your insight as well as your test scores! Here, you'll explore the relationship between the monster and his creator, but with CliffsNotes on Frankenstein you'll also get in-depth character analysis, critical essays, and insight into the novel's literary devices. You'll also discover background information on the life of Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley and the creation of this, her most famous work, which was sparked by a suggestion that her circle of friends each write a ghost story to pass the time.

Synopsis:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Frankenstein digs into Dr. Victor Frankenstein's scientific creation, a "hideous and gigantic" monster that the good doctor tries to defeat throughout most of the novel.

Following the story of an obsessive man whose determination to create a new race of humans produces monstrous results, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Personal background on the author, including career highlights
  • Introduction to and synopsis of the book
  • In-depth analyses of the principal characters
  • Critical essays on the book's themes, plots, and more
  • Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics
  • Resource Center with books, films and other recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge

Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

About the Author

Currently a librarian and instructor of English at McNeese State University in Lake Charles. LA, Jeff Coghill grew up an Army brat and graduated in 1980 from Heidelberg American High School in Heidelberg, Germany. He went on to earn his B.A. in English from Methodist College in 1983, his M.A. in English from Western Carolina University, and his M.L.I.S. in library studies from the University of Alabama in 1997. He now resides in Lake Charles, LA with his wife, Michele; his teenage daughter, Caroline; and his West Highland White Terrier, "Alfie" a.k.a. Alfred. Lord Tennyson.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

Preface to the 1817 Edition.

Introduction to the 1831 Edition.

Letter 1: To Mrs. Saville, England.

Letter 2: To Mrs. Saville, England.

Letter 3: To Mrs. Saville, England.

Letter 4: To Mrs. Saville, England.

Chapters 1 - 24.

Final Letters.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

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E I Talamante, March 11, 2015 (view all comments by E I Talamante)
I have never read a Cliff's Notes book cover to cover - until now. I have always been aware of the stigma of reading one of these, and was teased a number of times while carrying this copy in public, but I felt secure enough in that I had read the book before, and shared this with the people who poked at me, only to find (with more than a little surprise) that those who were picking on me - multiple people on multiple occasions - had never actually read the book Frankenstein.

I chose to read this copy of Cliff's Notes because I was trying to take a Book Club class on edX. Unfortunately, I was unable to take the class due to too much other stuff going on. That is okay, and I chose to re-read the books anyways. I have read a number of versions and editions of Frankenstein over the years, and it is still a haunting tale, as was intended, but I was curious to see what perspective this summary would take.

The summary portion of the book is arranged into each chapter, a short summary of the chapter, then a rehash, adding a little outside perspective. Just about what you would expect to see as a grade-schooler's book report. I would have given the book three stars if this was it. Useful for a refresher, but not much else.

The real value of this book (easily upping it a full star) is the additional reference material. My favorite was the suggestions for practice projects, upping the book to the modern century by suggesting o make websites for the book. This is a project, if I had more time, I would attempt (maybe sometime in the future?). The Essays provide a starting point for writing one (or for the novice plagiarist, as I have seen in past classes, one ready-written) and the Reviews offer further insight and thought-provoking essay suggestions and questions.

As mentioned above, I had never read a Cliff's book, and was curious. Having satisfied that curiosity, I feel that the book provides added value for those who have read the book, but should not be used as a substitute or short-cut. That's what causes people to have such a disparaging image of these books, and a stigma that I'll ignore in the future.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780764585937
Author:
Coghill, Jeff
Publisher:
Cliffs Notes
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Horror tales, English
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Science fiction, English
Subject:
Monsters in literature
Subject:
Scientists in literature.
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cliffsnotes Literature Guides
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , The famous story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the monster, was successfully dramatized throughout the last century and continues to fascinate audiences.
"Synopsis" by , Jump-start your understanding of Mary Shelley's famous story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation by opening the pages of CliffsNotes on Frankenstein, the study guide that can raise your insight as well as your test scores! Here, you'll explore the relationship between the monster and his creator, but with CliffsNotes on Frankenstein you'll also get in-depth character analysis, critical essays, and insight into the novel's literary devices. You'll also discover background information on the life of Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley and the creation of this, her most famous work, which was sparked by a suggestion that her circle of friends each write a ghost story to pass the time.
"Synopsis" by ,
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Frankenstein digs into Dr. Victor Frankenstein's scientific creation, a "hideous and gigantic" monster that the good doctor tries to defeat throughout most of the novel.

Following the story of an obsessive man whose determination to create a new race of humans produces monstrous results, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Personal background on the author, including career highlights
  • Introduction to and synopsis of the book
  • In-depth analyses of the principal characters
  • Critical essays on the book's themes, plots, and more
  • Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics
  • Resource Center with books, films and other recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge

Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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