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Mary Shelley: Frankenstein (Columbia Critical Guides)

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< P> Mary Shelley's first novel has established itself as one of modernity's most compelling and ominous myths. Frankenstein poignantly captures the spirit of the early 1800s as an age of transition tragically divided between scientific progress and religious conservatism, revolutionary reform and conformist reaction.< /P> < P> This < I> Guide< /I> encapsulates the most important critical reactions to a novel that straddles the realms of both high literature and popular culture. The selections shed light on < I> Frankenstein< /I> 's historical and socio-political relevance, its innovative representations of science, gender, and identity, as well as its problematic cultural location between academic critique and creative production. Ranging from the first reviews in 1818 to postmodern readings of the mid-1990s, the < I> Guide< /I> illuminates one of British literature's most spectacular novels.< /P>

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Mary Shelley's first novel has established itself as one of modernity's most compelling and ominous myths. Frankenstein poignantly captures the spirit of the early 1800s as an age of transition tragically divided between scientific progress and religious conservatism, revolutionary reform and conformist reaction. This "Guide" encapsulates the most important critical reactions to a novel that straddles the realms of both "high" literature and popular culture. The selections shed light on "Frankenstein"'s historical and socio-political relevance, its innovative representations of science, gender, and identity, as well as its problematic cultural location between academic critique and creative production. Ranging from the first reviews in 1818 to postmodern readings of the mid-1990s, the "Guide" illuminates one of British literature's most spectacular novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231121934
Editor:
Schoene-Harwood, Berthold
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Editor:
Schoene-Harwood, Berthold
Author:
Schoene-Harwood, Berthold
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror tales, English
Subject:
Science fiction, English
Subject:
Monsters in literature
Subject:
Scientists in literature.
Subject:
Frankenstein
Subject:
Frankenstein (fictitious character)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides
Series Volume:
no. 609
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.81x5.21x.56 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Mary Shelley's first novel has established itself as one of modernity's most compelling and ominous myths. Frankenstein poignantly captures the spirit of the early 1800s as an age of transition tragically divided between scientific progress and religious conservatism, revolutionary reform and conformist reaction. This "Guide" encapsulates the most important critical reactions to a novel that straddles the realms of both "high" literature and popular culture. The selections shed light on "Frankenstein"'s historical and socio-political relevance, its innovative representations of science, gender, and identity, as well as its problematic cultural location between academic critique and creative production. Ranging from the first reviews in 1818 to postmodern readings of the mid-1990s, the "Guide" illuminates one of British literature's most spectacular novels.
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