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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 02 January 2018
  • ISBN : 9781681776972
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 1 voters

Frankenstein How A Monster Became an Icon The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley s Creation Book Summary/Review:

Few creations have risen from literary origins to reach world-wide importance like Frankenstein. This landmark volume celebrates the bicentenary of Mary Shelley's creation and its indelible impact on art and culture. The tale of a tormented creature created in a laboratory began on a rainy night in 1816 in the imagination of a nineteen-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, newly married to the celebrated Romantic poet Percy Shelley. Since its publication two years later, in 1818, Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus has spread around the globe through every possible medium and variation. Frankenstein has not been out of print once in 200 years. It has appeared in hundreds of editions, perhaps more than any other novel. It has inspired a multitude of stage and screen adaptations, the latest appearing just last year. “Frankenstein” has become an indelible part of popular culture, and is shorthand for anything bizarre and human-made; for instance, genetically modified crops are “Frankenfood.” Conversely, Frankenstein’s monster has also become a benign Halloween favorite. Yet for all its long history, Frankenstein's central premise—that science, not magic or God, can create a living being, and thus these creators must answer for their actions as humans, not Gods—is most relevant today as scientists approach creating synthetic life. In its popular and cultural weight and its expression of the ethical issues raised by the advance of science, physicist Sidney Perkowitz and film expert Eddy von Muller have brought together scholars and scientists, artists and directions—including Mel Brooks—to celebrate and examine Mary Shelley’s marvelous creation and its legacy as the monster moves into his next century.

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Frankenstein: How A Monster Became an Icon: The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley's Creation

Frankenstein: How A Monster Became an Icon: The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley's Creation
  • Author : Sidney Perkowitz,Eddy von Mueller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781681776972
GET THIS BOOKFrankenstein: How A Monster Became an Icon: The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley's Creation

Few creations have risen from literary origins to reach world-wide importance like Frankenstein. This landmark volume celebrates the bicentenary of Mary Shelley's creation and its indelible impact on art and culture. The tale of a tormented creature created in a laboratory began on a rainy night in 1816 in the imagination of a nineteen-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, newly married to the celebrated Romantic poet Percy Shelley. Since its publication two years later, in 1818, Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus has spread around

Global Frankenstein

Global Frankenstein
  • Author : Carol Margaret Davison,Marie Mulvey-Roberts
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • ISBN : 9783319781426
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Consisting of sixteen original essays by experts in the field, including leading and lesser-known international scholars, Global Frankenstein considers the tremendous adaptability and rich afterlives of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Frankenstein, at its bicentenary, in such fields and disciplines as digital technology, film, theatre, dance, medicine, book illustration, science fiction, comic books, science, and performance art. This ground-breaking, celebratory volume, edited by two established Gothic Studies scholars, reassesses Frankenstein’s global impact for the twenty-first century across a myriad

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-19
  • ISBN : 9781316760468
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The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein consists of sixteen original essays on Mary Shelley's novel by leading scholars, providing an invaluable introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts. Theoretically informed but accessibly written, this volume relates Frankenstein to various social, literary, scientific and historical contexts, and outlines how critical theories such as ecocriticism, posthumanism, and queer theory generate new and important discussion in illuminating ways. The volume also explores the cultural afterlife of the novel including its adaptations in various

The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein
  • Author : Shaun Hutson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781448165292
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There is a fine line between obsession and madness and Frankenstein just stepped across it... Escaping the guillotine Victor Frankenstein is now posing as Doctor Stein, altruistic patron of the hospital for the poor. But in a secret basement laboratory he is harvesting body parts from his helpless patients, using them in his twisted experiments in a bid to create the perfect man. And this time he has help from a would-be pupil. His pupil seeks knowledge, but Frankenstein desires

Frankenstein - Start Publishing

Frankenstein - Start Publishing
  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781625586155
GET THIS BOOKFrankenstein - Start Publishing

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,

Oxford Literature Companions: Frankenstein

Oxford Literature Companions: Frankenstein
  • Author : Carmel Waldron,Peter Buckroyd
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780198367987
GET THIS BOOKOxford Literature Companions: Frankenstein

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a

The Annotated Frankenstein

The Annotated Frankenstein
  • Author : Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780674055520
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A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator, in an annotated edition that offers insights into Shelley's literary and social worlds.

Frankenstein's Cat

Frankenstein's Cat
  • Author : Emily Anthes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781780742168
GET THIS BOOKFrankenstein's Cat

Dolly the Sheep was just the start. Meet the high-tech menagerie of the near future, as scientists reinvent the animal kingdom From the petri dish to the pet shop, meet the high-tech menagerie of the near future, as humans reinvent the animal kingdom Fluorescent fish that glow near pollution. Dolphins with prosthetic fins. Robot-armoured beetles that military handlers can send on spy missions. Beloved pet pigs resurrected from DNA. Scientists have already begun to create these high-tech hybrids to serve

Frankenstein's Creation

Frankenstein's Creation
  • Author : David Ketterer,English Literary Studies
  • Publisher : English Literary Studies, University of Victoria
  • Release Date : 1979
  • ISBN : UOM:39015004187145
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A study of the novel in light of Mary Shelley's manuscripts.

Frankenstein's Guests

Frankenstein's Guests
  • Author : Martin Downing
  • Publisher : Samuel French Incorporated Plays
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : UVA:X004421215
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A shorter, re-worked version of The house of Frankenstein! in which the Baron tries to counsel and cure a motley crew of monsters he's invited to his castle, immediately regretting his action when the Baroness hits the bottle, his guests reveal their true colours and all hell is let loose! A most musing, finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, and great fun for actors and audiences alike.

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels
  • Author : Dana E. Lawrence,Amy L. Montz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781501361784
GET THIS BOOKAdaptation in Young Adult Novels

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series

Utopian Literature and Science

Utopian Literature and Science
  • Author : Patrick Parrinder
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • ISBN : 9781137456786
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Scientific progress is usually seen as a precondition of modern utopias, but science and utopia are frequently at odds. Ranging from Galileo's observations with the telescope to current ideas of the post-human and the human-animal boundary, this study brings a fresh perspective to the paradoxes of utopian thinking since Plato.

Race

Race
  • Author : Brian Niro
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2003-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781403937780
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This dynamic study of the history of the idea of race traces the concept from its prehistory across 400 years to its current status. Brian Niro introduces key theorists and philosophers and a wide variety of literary and theoretical concepts, taking the central view that the notion of race is a fluid concept that has altered consistently since its inception in Western ideology. Starting with Greek philosophy, Niro moves effortlessly through such diverse writers as Shakespeare, Voltaire, Kant, Mary Shelly, Darwin,

Challenging Change

Challenging Change
  • Author : Biljana Mišić Ilić,Vesna Lopičić
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-04-25
  • ISBN : 9781443839525
GET THIS BOOKChallenging Change

This book, Challenging Change: Literary and Linguistic Responses, is a collection of twenty-three articles which examine change – understood in the broadest sense – as the need of the modern man to redefine, revise, deconstruct and reconstruct previous theories, histories, moralities, social relationships, forms of language and language use. In these times of great change, when the only constant seems to be change itself, the authors of these essays respond to the challenge and approach the notion of change from the perspectives

The Current

The Current
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1887
  • ISBN : IND:32000000489486
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