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Publisher Comments:

This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1831 text of Mary Shelley's English Romantic novel along with critical essays that introduce students to Frankenstein from contemporary psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gender, and cultural studies perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how various critical perspectives can be combined. In this second edition, three of the six essays are new.

Book News Annotation:

Presents the text of the 1831 edition, the final version while Shelley still lived, and contextual documents, some from works mentioned in the novel, some illustrating contemporary thought on the themes it addresses, and some commenting on the novel itself. Then critics apply modern approaches to it, including psychoanalytic, feminist, gender, Marxist, cultural, and combined. Smith (English, U of Texas-Arlington) places it in the political context of the times and of Shelley's own background. A glossary of critical and theoretical terms could be of use in making sense of other modern comment as well; it does not indicate pronunciation. There is no index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Part I: Frankenstein: The Complete Text * Introduction * The Complete Text * Print Document * Visual Documents * Part II: Frankenstein: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism * A Psychoanalytic Perspective: David Collings, "The Monster and the Imaginary Monster: A Lacanian Reading of Frankenstein" * A Marxist Perspective: Warren Montag, "'The Workshop of Filthy Creation': A Marxist Reading of Frankenstein" * A Feminist Perspective: Johanna M. Smith, "'Cooped Up: Feminine Domesticity in Frankenstein" * New A Gender Critic's Perspective: Frann Michel, "Lesbian Panic and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" * New A Cultural Critic's Perspective: Bouriana Zakharieva, "Frankenstein of the Nineties: The Composite Body" * New Combining Perspectives: Fred Botting, "Reflections of Excess: Frankenstein, the French Revolution, and Monstrosity"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312227623
Editor:
Smith, Johanna M.
Author:
Smith, Johanna M.
Author:
Mary Shelley
Author:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
484
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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