Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most widely read novels of all time. Its two central characters, the scientist Victor Frankenstein and the being he creates, have gained mythic status in their own right. Engaging with the novel's characterisation is crucial to gaining a real understanding of its themes and contexts, including education, gender difference, imperialism, personal identity, revolutionary ...

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Overview

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most widely read novels of all time. Its two central characters, the scientist Victor Frankenstein and the being he creates, have gained mythic status in their own right. Engaging with the novel's characterisation is crucial to gaining a real understanding of its themes and contexts, including education, gender difference, imperialism, personal identity, revolutionary politics, and science.

About the Author:
David Higgins is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Leeds, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826494368
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication date: 4/21/2008
  • Series: Character Studies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface     vii
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction: An Overview of Frankenstein     1
Walton the Explorer     18
Frankenstein the Scientist     30
Constructing a Self: The Creature's Narrative     61
Conclusion     85
Characterization in the 1831 edition     89
Notes     92
Guide to further reading     96
Bibliography     100
Index     105

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