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
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2018-01-02
ISBN 10 : 9781681776972
ISBN 13 : 1681776979
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Global Frankenstein

Global Frankenstein
Author : Carol Margaret Davison
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 344
Release : 2018-10-15
ISBN 10 : 9783319781426
ISBN 13 : 3319781421
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Frankenstein Book Description:

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 of cultures and nations, from Japan, Mexico, and Turkey, to Britain, Iraq, Europe, and North America. Offering compelling critical dissections of reincarnations of Frankenstein, a generically hybrid novel described by its early reviewers as a “bold,” “bizarre,” and “impious” production by a writer “with no common powers of mind”, this collection interrogates its sustained relevance over two centuries during which it has engaged with such issues as mortality, global capitalism, gender, race, embodiment, neoliberalism, disability, technology, and the role of science.

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein
Author : Andrew Smith
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-08-19
ISBN 10 : 9781316760468
ISBN 13 : 1316760464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein Book Description:

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 media such as drama, film, television, graphic novels, and literature aimed at children and young adults. Written by an international team of leading experts, the essays provide new insights into the novel and the various critical approaches which can be applied to it. The volume is an essential guide to students and academics who are interested in Frankenstein and who wish to know more about its complex literary history.

The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein
Author : Shaun Hutson
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2013-02-07
ISBN 10 : 9781448165292
ISBN 13 : 1448165296
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Revenge of Frankenstein Book Description:

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 vengeance against all those who have tried to stop his terrifying work. The first time he tried, it ended in bloody mayhem, but now he is determined that nothing will go wrong. He wants revenge and God help anyone who gets in his way...

Frankenstein Start Publishing

Frankenstein   Start Publishing
Author : Mary Shelley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 205
Release : 2013-02-18
ISBN 10 : 9781625586155
ISBN 13 : 1625586159
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frankenstein Start Publishing Book Description:

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 profound, 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.

Oxford Literature Companions Frankenstein

Oxford Literature Companions  Frankenstein
Author : Carmel Waldron
Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
Total Pages : 103
Release : 2016-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9780198367987
ISBN 13 : 0198367988
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Literature Companions Frankenstein Book Description:

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 bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

The Annotated Frankenstein

The Annotated Frankenstein
Author : Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Total Pages : 387
Release : 2012-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9780674055520
ISBN 13 : 0674055527
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Frankenstein Book Description:

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
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2013-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9781780742168
ISBN 13 : 1780742169
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frankenstein s Cat Book Description:

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 human whims and needs. What if a cow could be engineered to no longer feel pain – should we design a herd that would assuage our guilt over eating meat? Acclaimed science writer Emily Anthes travels round the globe to meet the fauna of the future, from the Scottish birthplace of Dolly the sheep and other clones to a ‘pharm’ for cancer-fighting chickens. Frankenstein’s Cat is an eye-opening exploration of weird science – and how we are playing god in the animal world.

Wolfgang Frankenstein

Wolfgang Frankenstein
Author : Wolfgang Frankenstein
Publisher :
Total Pages : 64
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015043202905
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolfgang Frankenstein Book Description:

Frankenstein s Creation

Frankenstein s Creation
Author : David Ketterer
Publisher : English Literary Studies, University of Victoria
Total Pages : 124
Release : 1979
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015004187145
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frankenstein s Creation Book Description:

A study of the novel in light of Mary Shelley's manuscripts.