Frankenstein: Or "The Modern Prometheus" - The 1818 Text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein: Or "The Modern Prometheus" - The 1818 Text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

£2.45

Availability: In stock

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.
OR

Description

Details

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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001223226
Title Frankenstein: Or "The Modern Prometheus" - The 1818 Text
Author By (author) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 322
ISBN 10 0192833669
ISBN 13 9780192833662
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No
Description

Details

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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001223226
Title Frankenstein: Or "The Modern Prometheus" - The 1818 Text
Author By (author) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 322
ISBN 10 0192833669
ISBN 13 9780192833662
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No