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Poor Things (British Literature)

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One of Alasdair Gray's most brilliant creations, Poor Things is a postmodern revision of Frankenstein that replaces the traditional monster with Bella Baxter--a beautiful young erotomaniac brought back to life with the brain of an infant. Godwin Baxter's scientific ambition to create the perfect companion is realized when he finds the drowned body of Bella, but his dream is thwarted by Dr. Archibald McCandless's jealous love for Baxter's creation.

The hilarious tale of love and scandal that ensues would be "the whole story" in the hands of a lesser author (which in fact it is, for this account is actually written by Dr. McCandless). For Gray, though, this is only half the story, after which Bella (a.k.a. Victoria McCandless) has her own say in the matter.

Satirizing the classic Victorian novel, Poor Things is a hilarious political allegory and a thought-provoking duel between the desires of men and the independence of women, from one of Scotland's most accomplished authors.

Synopsis:

"The greatest Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott."--Anthony Burgess

About the Author

Alasdair Gray was born in 1934 in Glasgow, where he still lives. A painter as well as a writer, Mr. Gray describes himself as "an artist in words and pictures." He is the author of Poor Things, Lannark, and 1982 Janine, among other novels and story collections.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564783073
Introduction:
Galloway, Janice
Author:
Galloway, Janice
Author:
Gray, Alasdair
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Glasgow
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Dalkey Archive ed.
Series:
British Literature Series
Series Volume:
00-07
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 1 in 1.12 lb

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