Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text

September 14, 2008|
Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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This new edition of Mary Shelley''s classic novel uses the 1818 text, which is a mocking expose of leaders and achievers who leave desolation in their wake, showing mankind its choice - to live co-operatively or to die of selfishness. It is also a black comedy, and harder and wittier than the 1831 version with which we are more familiar. Drawing on new research, Marilyn Butler examines the novel in the context of the radical sciences, which were developing among much controversy in the years following the Napoleonic Wars, and shows how Frankenstein''s experiment relates to a contemporary debate between the champions of materialist science and of received religion.
Marilyn Butler is King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at King''s College, Cambridge. She is the author of Romantics, Rebels, and Reactionaries (1981) and co-editor of Pickering''s Works of Mary Wollstonecraft (1989). She has also edited Mary Shelley''s The last Man, published in World''s Classics in 1994. .
Title:Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text
Product dimensions:336 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.67 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.67 in
Published:September 14, 2008
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780199537150

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