Critical Essays on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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The 13 essays pivot of course on Shelley's best known work , which has been continuously in print since its first publication in 1818 and has spawned a new movie almost every year since 1910. Three were written for the collection; most of the rest were published in the 1980s and 1990s. They include such perspectives as a feminist critique of science, the woman writer's fate, and the novel's impact on literature and cinema. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

General Editor's Note
Publisher's Note
Introduction 1
The Ambiguous Heritage of Frankenstein 25
Horror's Twin: Mary Shelley's Monstrous Eve 39
A Feminist Critique of Science 62
Mary Shelley's Daemon 88
"Did You Get Mathilda from Papa?": Seduction Fantasy and the Circulation of Mary Shelley's Mathilda 101
Finding Mary Shelley in Her Letters 118
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and the Woman Writer's Fate 133
Mary Shelley on the Therapeutic Value of Language 152
Exile, Isolation, and Accommodation in The Last Man: The Strategies of a Survivor 166
Monsters of Empire: Conrad and Lawrence 185
Sweetheart of Darkness: Kurtz's Intended as Progeny of Frankenstein's Bride 203
Frankenstein and Its Cinematic Translations 214
Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality 230
Index 247
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