Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Wedding Guest

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From the vast cultural upheavals that came with the French Revolution arose Mary Shelley's famous novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). Frankenstein is the tale of a doctor who brings to life a hideous "Creature" endowed with both intelligence and sensitivity - but driven to evil by lack of human compassion. The novel promotes the highest ideal of Romanticism: the potential for human goodness to thrive unfettered by law. Yet, like the Victorian thought already creeping into Shelley's England, ...
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From the vast cultural upheavals that came with the French Revolution arose Mary Shelley's famous novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). Frankenstein is the tale of a doctor who brings to life a hideous "Creature" endowed with both intelligence and sensitivity - but driven to evil by lack of human compassion. The novel promotes the highest ideal of Romanticism: the potential for human goodness to thrive unfettered by law. Yet, like the Victorian thought already creeping into Shelley's England, Frankenstein also asks whether we can truly live by that ideal. As Mary Lowe-Evans observes in this unique and exciting new historicist reading of the novel, nothing so clearly reveals Frankenstein's ambivalent position between Romantic liberte and Victorian limitations as its treatment of conventional marriage. The value of marriage, she tells us, was hotly contested by men and women of the early nineteenth century, including Mary Shelley. Lowe-Evans offers rich biographical background for Shelley's reflections on the institution, particularly the legacy of her father, philosopher William Godwin, who peaked the Romantics' scorn for marriage with his infamous treatise Political Justice. Shelley, Lowe-Evans explains, behaved according to Godwin's stated principles: as an intellectual, creative woman who loved and lived with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley while he was still married - but she also suffered for the choices she made. Who better, Lowe-Evans makes brilliantly clear, to write this novel of conflict between Romantic ideals and the restrictions of the real world? Bringing us from the genesis of the Creature - who represents the democratic principles of the Revolution - through his series of horrific murders - his Reign of Terror - Lowe-Evans illuminates Shelley's acknowledgment of the end of Romanticism. The image of housewife Margaret Saville, the problematic union of Safie and Felix, the longings of the ship's captain, the tragic outcome of Dr. Frankens
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805783766
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Series: Twayne's Masterworks Studies , #126
  • Pages: 98
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on the References and Acknowledgments
Preface
Chronology: Mary Shelley's Life and Works
Literary and Historical Context
1 Growing Pains 3
2 A Perennially Modern Myth 9
3 Critical Reception 13
A Reading
4 Wedding Guests/Wedding Ghosts 21
5 The Civil Servant 30
6 Minor Rites 41
7 Unbridled Affections 52
8 "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" 61
9 The Groomsmen 73
Notes and References 83
Bibliography 87
Index 93
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