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The Resource Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : the 1818 text, Mary Shelley ; edited with introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler

Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : the 1818 text, Mary Shelley ; edited with introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler

Label
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : the 1818 text
Title
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
Title remainder
the 1818 text
Statement of responsibility
Mary Shelley ; edited with introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler
Title variation
Modern Prometheus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shelley's enduringly popular and rich gothic tale confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism and science, topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and humankind's ability to act as creator of the modern world. This new edition, based on the harder and wittier 1818 version of the text, draws on new research and examines the novel in the context of the controversial radical sciences developing in the years following the Napoleonic Wars, and shows the relationship of Frankenstein's experiment to the contemporary debate between champions of materialistic science and proponents of received religion
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Summary
Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
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009780
Cataloging source
DLC
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1797-1851
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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Index
no index present
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1040
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Butler, Marilyn
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True
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Frankenstein, Victor
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Scientists
  • Monsters
Target audience
adult
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or, The modern Prometheus
Label
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : the 1818 text, Mary Shelley ; edited with introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [liv]-lviii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lxi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780192833662
Isbn Type
(softcov.)
Lccn
98203488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HORROR
System control number
  • ocm40135623
  • OCoLC
Label
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : the 1818 text, Mary Shelley ; edited with introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [liv]-lviii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lxi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780192833662
Isbn Type
(softcov.)
Lccn
98203488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HORROR
System control number
  • ocm40135623
  • OCoLC

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