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Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics)
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

This edition of Mary Shelley's classic novel "Frankenstein" mocks 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.
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Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text Summary


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.

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Sku
GOR001223226
Title
Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year published
Number of pages
322
ISBN 10
0192833669
ISBN 13
9780192833662
Prizes
N/A
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