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Title:
Readings on Frankenstein
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
160 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The story, its conception, and the sources of its ideas -- Social and psychological themes in Frankenstein -- Stage and film adaptations of Frankenstein.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780737701838

9780737701821
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The central characters and concepts of Mary Shelley's classic 1818 novel -- about a scientist who "tampers in God's domain" by creating life in a laboratory -- have become not only world famous, but also cultural icons and timeless facets of the modern day.


Summary

The central characters and concepts of Mary Shelley's classic 1818 novel -- about a scientist who "tampers in God's domain" by creating life in a laboratory -- have become not only world famous, but also cultural icons and timeless facets of the modern day.


Table of Contents

Leslie HalliwellMary ShelleyM.K. JosephChristopher SmallElizabeth NitchieJudith HalberstamAnne K. MellorWilliam Patrick DayTimothy J. MadiganArthur Paul PattersonDonald F. GlutWheeler Winston DixonDavid J. SkalPeter HutchingsLeslie HalliwellMary ShelleyM.K. JosephChristopher SmallElizabeth NitchieJudith HalberstamAnne K. MellorWilliam Patrick DayTimothy J. MadiganArthur Paul PattersonDonald F. GlutWheeler Winston DixonDavid J. SkalPeter Hutchings
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Mary Shelley and Frankensteinp. 14
Chapter 1 The Story, Its Conception, and the Sources of Its Ideas
1. The Story of Frankensteinp. 28
2. How the Author Conceived the Basic Premisep. 34
3. Frankenstein's Exploitation of the Prometheus Mythsp. 42
4. The Monster Modeled on Milton's Adamp. 47
5. Frankenstein Explores the Destructive Potential of Sciencep. 53
Chapter 2 Social and Psychological Themes in Frankenstein
1. Society Unfairly Associates Physical Deformity with Monstrosityp. 59
2. Abandonment and Lack of Proper Nurture Shape the Monster's Naturep. 68
3. Victor and His Creation Struggle with Gender Identityp. 78
4. Tampering in God's Domainp. 84
5. Frankenstein's Self-Centeredness Leads Inevitably to Self-Destructionp. 90
Chapter 3 Stage and Film Adaptations of Frankenstein
1. Stage Shows Inspired by Frankensteinp. 101
2. Transferring the Novel's Gothic Sensibilities to the Screenp. 115
3. The 1931 Film Makes Frankenstein a Cultural Iconp. 129
4. Hammer's Frankenstein Cycle Emphasizes Both Old and New Themesp. 138
Chronologyp. 147
For Further Researchp. 150
Indexp. 153
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Mary Shelley and Frankensteinp. 14
Chapter 1 The Story, Its Conception, and the Sources of Its Ideas
1. The Story of Frankensteinp. 28
2. How the Author Conceived the Basic Premisep. 34
3. Frankenstein's Exploitation of the Prometheus Mythsp. 42
4. The Monster Modeled on Milton's Adamp. 47
5. Frankenstein Explores the Destructive Potential of Sciencep. 53
Chapter 2 Social and Psychological Themes in Frankenstein
1. Society Unfairly Associates Physical Deformity with Monstrosityp. 59
2. Abandonment and Lack of Proper Nurture Shape the Monster's Naturep. 68
3. Victor and His Creation Struggle with Gender Identityp. 78
4. Tampering in God's Domainp. 84
5. Frankenstein's Self-Centeredness Leads Inevitably to Self-Destructionp. 90
Chapter 3 Stage and Film Adaptations of Frankenstein
1. Stage Shows Inspired by Frankensteinp. 101
2. Transferring the Novel's Gothic Sensibilities to the Screenp. 115
3. The 1931 Film Makes Frankenstein a Cultural Iconp. 129
4. Hammer's Frankenstein Cycle Emphasizes Both Old and New Themesp. 138
Chronologyp. 147
For Further Researchp. 150
Indexp. 153

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