Frankenstein (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

Frankenstein (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

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by Mary Shelley, J. Paul Hunter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393964582

ISBN-13: 9780393964585

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the 1818 first edition, published in three volumes by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones, in which only obvious typographical errors have been corrected. This text represents what Frankenstein's first readers encountered and is the text favored by scholars. A special critical section, Composition and

Overview

The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the 1818 first edition, published in three volumes by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones, in which only obvious typographical errors have been corrected. This text represents what Frankenstein's first readers encountered and is the text favored by scholars. A special critical section, Composition and Revision, includes essays by M. K. Joseph and Anne Mellor that address the issues surrounding teachers' choice of text.
Contemporary perspectives of the text are provided in two sections: Contexts helps place the novel in relation to the mind of its creator through writings by Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, and John William Polidori; Nineteenth-Century Responses collects six reactions to the book from the years 1818 to 1886.
Criticism brings together twelve seminal essays. The emphasis is on range—both critical (psychoanalytic, mythic, new historicist, and feminist essays are included) and chronological (essays span the last thirty years). Christopher Small, George Lebine, Ellen Moers, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Barbara Johnson, Mary Poovey, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, William Veeder, Anne K. Mellor, Susan Winnett, Marilyn Butler, and Lawrence Lipking provide diverse perspectives.
A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393964585
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
1818 Text Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein1
Introduction to Mary Shelley1
Introduction to Frankenstein9
Character Map14
Letter 117
Letters 2-321
Letter 426
Chapter 133
Chapter 238
Chapter 344
Chapter 452
Chapter 559
Chapter 667
Chapter 774
Chapter 883
Chapters 9-1090
Chapter 11100
Chapter 12108
Chapter 13114
Chapter 14120
Chapter 15125
Chapter 16133
Chapter 17141
Chapters 18-19146
Chapter 20158
Chapter 21166
Chapter 22176
Chapter 23185
Chapter 24192
CliffsComplete Review213
CliffsComplete Resource Center220
CliffsComplete Reading Group Discussion Guide225
Index226

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Frankenstein (Norton Critical Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are two main versions of Frankenstein that are used. This one is based on the 1818 version, and includes footnotes and bonus material in the back. A great read!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It had vivid details telling every little description that you needed to know. i have always been interested in science and this book , but this is the first time that I have the chance to read it. I love how science and the creation of this monster where used together and this is why i think that that this book will grab you atention and not let go . Everyone loves to hear and humans being created now this is and it is pissed and ready to get what it wants.i highly recommend reading this book if you and not weak at heart. This book has everything from love to death and even a little compassion. you will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book Frankenstien. It was definetly an eye opener for all the selfish people out there. It showed the consequences of caring only for one passion. I think we would all agree if Victor had listened to his proffessor or Henry everything would have turned ot alright. But on the other hand that is what made the book Frankenstein. Overall this book was definetly good and should be read my many students.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frankenstein is the best thriller i have read all year. It kept me off the edge of my seat. It made me want to read more.This suspenseful book has an most outrageous ending that you will have to find out when you buy this book.