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Text - 1818 Edition
Frankenstein by (PRINT)
Call Number: PR5397 .F7 1983b (South)
Publication Date: 1983
The Annotated Frankenstein by (PRINT) First published in 1818, Frankenstein has spellbound, disturbed, and fascinated readers for generations. One of the most haunting and enduring works ever written in English, it has inspired numerous retellings and sequels in virtually every medium, making the Frankenstein myth familiar even to those who have never read a word of Mary Shelleyâe(tm)s remarkable novel. Now, this freshly annotated, illustrated edition illuminates the novel and its electrifying afterlife with unmatched detail and vitality. From the first decade after publication, "Frankenstein" became a byword for any new, disturbing developments in science, technology, and human imagination. The editors' Introduction explores the fable's continuing presence in popular culture and intellectual life as well as the novel's genesis and composition. Mary Shelley's awareness of European politics and history, her interest in the poets and philosophical debates of the day, and especially her genius in distilling her personal traumas come alive in this engaging essay. The editors' commentary, placed conveniently alongside the text, provides stimulating company. Their often surprising observations are drawn from a lifetime of reading and teaching the novel. A wealth of illustrations, many in color, immerses the reader in Shelley's literary and social world, in the range of artwork inspired by her novel, as well as in Frankenstein's provocative cinematic career. The fresh light that The Annotated Frankenstein casts on a story everyone thinks is familiar will delight readers while deepening their understanding of Mary Shelley's novel and the Romantic era in which it was created.
Call Number: PR5397 .F7 2012 (Downtown, North)
Publication Date: 2012-10-31
Frankenstein by (PRINT) Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter," Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises rofound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever. Karen Karbiener received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and currently teaches literature at New York University.
Call Number: PR5397 .F7 2003 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2005-01-30
Text - 1831 Edition
Call Number: PR5397 .F7 1992b (Kent, South)
Publication Date: 1991-12-01
Frankenstein : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives by (PRINT) 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.
Call Number: PR5397 .F7 2000 (South)
Publication Date: 2000-05-19
Books - Criticism and Interpretation
Frankenstein by (PRINT) Perhaps best recognized for the horror films it has spawned, ""Frankenstein"", written by 19-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was first published in 1818. ""Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus"" warns against the ""advancements"" of modern man and the industrial revolution. Whether for research or general interest, ""Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations"" furnishes students with a collection of the most insightful critical essays available on this Gothic thriller, selected from a variety of literary sources. Completely updated and incorporating at least 50 percent new material from the prior edition, this convenient study guide - with chronology, contributor biographical information, and bibliography - is ideal for those working on thematic papers.
Call Number: PR5397.F3 M38 2007 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Frankenstein by (PRINT) Frankenstein began as the nightmare of an unwed teenage mother in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1816. At a time when the moral universe was shifting and advances in scientific knowledge promised humans dominion over that which had been God's alone, Mary Shelley envisioned a story of human presumption and its misbegotten consequences. Two centuries later, that story is still constantly retold and reinterpreted, from Halloween cartoons to ominous allusions in the public debate, capturing and conveying meaning central to our consciousness today and our concerns for tomorrow. From Victorian musical theater to Boris Karloff with neck bolts, to invocations at the President's Council on Bioethics, the monster and his myth have inspired everyone from cultural critics to comic book addicts. This is a lively and eclectic cultural history, illuminated with dozens of pictures and illustrations, and told with skill and humor. Susan Tyler Hitchcock uses film, literature, history, science, and even punk music to help us understand the meaning of this monster made by man.
Call Number: PR5397 .H58 2007 (Downtown, Kent)
Publication Date: 2007-10-17
The Lady and Her Monsters by (PRINT) The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Motillo brings to life the fascinating times, startling science, and real-life horrors behind Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein. Montillo recounts how--at the intersection of the Romantic Age and the Industrial Revolution--Shelley's Victor Frankenstein was inspired by actual scientists of the period: curious and daring iconoclasts who were obsessed with the inner workings of the human body and how it might be reanimated after death. With true-life tales of grave robbers, ghoulish experiments, and the ultimate in macabre research--human reanimation--The Lady and Her Monsters is a brilliant exploration of the creation of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's horror classic.
Call Number: PR5398 .M57 2013 (Downtown, Kent)
Publication Date: 2013-02-05
The Endurance of Frankenstein by (PRINT) Contents: [Part I. Traditions : looking forwards and backwards] Ambiguous heritage of Frankenstein / George Levine. Frankenstein as mystery play / Judith Wilt. Fire and ice in Frankenstein / Andrew Griffin -- [Part II. Biographical soundings : of mothers and daughters] Female Gothic / Ellen Moers. Thoughts on the aggression of daughters / U.C. Knoepflmacher -- [Part III. Contexts : society and self] Monsters in the garden : Mary Shelley and the bourgeois family / Kate Ellis. Mary Shelley's monster : politics and psyche in Frankenstein / Lee Sterrenburg. Vital artifice : Mary, Percy, and the psychopolitical integrity of Frankenstein / Peter Dale Scott -- [Part IV. Texture : language and the grotesque] "Godlike science / unhallowed arts" : language, nature and monstrosity / Peter Brooks. Frankenstein and comedy / Philip Stevick -- [Part V. Visual progeny : drama and film] Stage and film children of Frankenstein : a survey / Albert J. Lavalley. Coming to life : Frankenstein and the nature of film narrative / William Nestrick. Appendix: "Face to face" : of man-apes, monsters, and readers.
Call Number: PR5397.F73 E5 (Kent, North, South)
Publication Date: 1979-01-01
Author Mary Shelley
The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley by (PRINT) Known from her day to ours as 'the Author of Frankenstein', Mary Shelley indeed created one of the central myths of modernity. But she went on to survive all manner of upheaval - personal, political, and professional - and to produce an oeuvre of bracing intelligence and wide cultural sweep. The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley helps readers to assess for themselves her remarkable body of work. In clear, accessible essays, a distinguished group of scholars place Shelley's works in several historical and aesthetic contexts: literary history, the legacies of her parents William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and of course the life and afterlife, in cinema, robotics and hypertext, of Frankenstein. Other topics covered include Mary Shelley as a biographer and cultural critic, as the first editor of Percy Shelley's works, and as travel writer. This invaluable volume is complemented by a chronology, a guide to further reading and a select filmography.
Call Number: PR5398 .C36 2003 (South)
Publication Date: 2003-11-20
Mary Shelley by (PRINT) Subjects: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851; Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Call Number: PR5398 .S63 (South)
Publication Date: 1987-08-17
Mary Shelley by (PRINT) This study focuses on the entirety of Mary Shelley's work, rather than simply discussing Frankenstein. It opens with a biographical chapter, then covers Shelley's work in poetry and drama: Frankenstein and The Last Man as protoscience fiction; historical fiction and tales; non-fiction and literary criticism; domestic sentimental fiction; and travel writing. It sets these works within the cultural context of the politics, sexual politics, and transformation of genres in nineteenth century Britain, and establishes Mary Shelley as a major literary figure who excelled in a variety of genres.
Call Number: PR5398 .S55 1996 (South)
Publication Date: 1996-10-18
Critical Essays on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley by (PRINT) The full range of literary traditions comes to life in the Twayne Critical Essays Series. Volume editors have carefully selected critical essays that represent the full spectrum of controversies, trends and methodologies relating to each author's work. Essays include writings from the author's native country and abroad, with interpretations from the time they were writing, through the present day.Each volume includes: -- An introduction providing the reader with a lucid overview of criticism from its beginnings -- illuminating controversies, evaluating approaches and sorting out the schools of thought-- The most influential reviews and the best reprinted scholarly essays-- A section devoted exclusively to reviews and reactions by the subject's contemporaries-- Original essays, new translations and revisions commissioned especially for the series-- Previously unpublished materials such as interviews, lost letters and manuscript fragments-- A bibliography of the subject's writings and interviews-- A name and subject index
Call Number: PR5398 .C75 1998 (South)
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley by (PRINT) "Recognition of Mary Shelley's systemic dual focus on public and domestic power as the means to interrogate traditional norms and propose alternatives materially alters parochial perceptions of her objectives and her achievements. Her novels, outside of Frankenstein, and recently, The Last Man, have been dismissed as simple, mutual dissociated "romances" or experiments in genre solely to intersect with a market niche; they are neither. Rather, they and all of Mary Shelley's major works voice a cosmopolitan, socio-political reformist ideology that evolved as their author's acute awareness of world events enabled her to calibrate her literary voice to deal with unfolding rather than past societal issues. Her multidisciplinary fusion of literature, political philosophy, and history calls for a commensurate multidisciplinary reading in order to understand the complexities of both the author and her works." --Betty T. Bennett In this book, Betty T. Bennett offers an extensively expanded version of the introduction she wrote for Pickering and Chatto's eight volume set, The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley. Along with her insightful retelling of Mary Shelley's eventful life story, Bennett gives us a fresh reading of Frankenstein in the context of its author's full career. She also discusses a variety of Mary Shelley's lesser known works, including Matilda, Valperga, The Last Man, Perkin Warbeck, Lodore, Falkner, and her travel books. The result is a compelling portrait of Mary Shelley as she saw herself--an inventive, irreverent writer whose desire for political and social reform was at the heart of her literary expression for three decades.
Call Number: PR5398 .B46 1998 (South)
Publication Date: 1998-10-13