Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein  or  The Modern Prometheus
Author: Mary Shelley
Publsiher: Reclam Verlag
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-09-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3159605663

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Knapp 200 Jahre sind vergangen, seit Mary Shelley mit "Frankenstein" ihr berühmtestes Buch veröffentlichte. Ihr Romanerstling ist seither zu einem Klassiker der Weltliteratur geworden und hat von seiner Aktualität nichts eingebüßt. Schon Viktor Frankenstein im Roman muss sich der Verantwortung für die von ihm geschaffene Kreatur stellen, mehr noch begibt sich der Mensch im 21. Jahrhundert durch seine Forschungen in Bereiche, die moralisch zweifelhaft sind und unkalkulierbare, globale Risiken mit sich bringen. Diese Problematik macht den Roman zu einer beliebten Lektüre im Englischunterricht. Die Ausgabe bietet den ungekürzten Text der von der Autorin 1831 überarbeiteten Fassung. Ungekürzte und unbearbeitete Textausgabe in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: Buch und E-Book können parallel benutzt werden.

Global Frankenstein

Global Frankenstein
Author: Carol Margaret Davison
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-10-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3319781421

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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 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.

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
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-01-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1681776979

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein
Author: Andrew Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2016-08-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1316760464

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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 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
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-02-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1448165296

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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 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
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2013-02-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1625586159

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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
Publsiher: Oxford University Press - Children
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2016-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0198367988

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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.

Frankenstein s Cat

Frankenstein s Cat
Author: Emily Anthes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1780742169

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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
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1989
Genre:
ISBN:

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Frankenstein s Creation

Frankenstein s Creation
Author: David Ketterer
Publsiher: English Literary Studies, University of Victoria
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1979
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN:

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

The Frankenstein Legend a Tribute to Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff

The Frankenstein Legend  a Tribute to Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff
Author: Donald F. Glut
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1973
Genre: Frankenstein (Fictitious character)
ISBN:

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Surveys the literary and theatrical history of the monster tale, from its creation by Mary Shelley to its latest appearance on the motion picture screen. Bibliogs

Frankenstein s Guests

Frankenstein s Guests
Author: Martin Downing
Publsiher: Samuel French Incorporated Plays
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1998
Genre: Drama
ISBN:

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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.

LIFE

LIFE
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1964-08-21
Genre:
ISBN:

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels
Author: Dana E. Lawrence
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-03
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1501361783

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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 and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.

Utopian Literature and Science

Utopian Literature and Science
Author: Patrick Parrinder
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-08-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1137456787

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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.

Gouldings New York City Directory

Gouldings New York City Directory
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1708
Release: 1877
Genre:
ISBN:

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Challenging Change

Challenging Change
Author: Biljana Mišić Ilić
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2012-04-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1443839523

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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 of literary studies and linguistics. The book opens with an introductory overview, followed by twenty-three articles divided into two sections. The authors of the articles come from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, the United States, Canada, Japan, and Norway.