Frankenstein's Science

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $101.48
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 15%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $101.48   
  • New (1) from $101.48   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$101.48
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(50)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2008 Hardcover New: These book are brand-new, unused, unread and in perfect condition. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. *****PLEASE NOTE: This ... item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Waterfoot, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Frankenstein's Science contextualizes this widely taught novel in contemporary scientific and literary debates, providing new historical scholarship into areas of science and pseudo-science that generated fierce controversy in Mary Shelley's time: anatomy, electricity, medicine, teratology, Mesmerism, quackery, and proto-evolutionary biology. The collection will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars specializing in Romanticism, cultural history, and the history of science.

Though Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has inspired a vast body of criticism, there are no book-length studies that contextualize this widely taught novel in contemporary scientific and literary debates. The essays in this volume by leading writers in their fields provide new historical scholarship into areas of science and pseudo-science that generated fierce controversy in Mary Shelley's time: anatomy, electricity, medicine, teratology, Mesmerism, quackery, and proto-evolutionary biology.

The collection embraces a multifaceted view of the exciting cultural climate in Britain and Europe from 1780 to 1830. While Frankenstein is all too often read as a cautionary tale of the inherent dangers of uncontrolled scientific experimentation, the essays here take the reader back to a period when experimenters and radical thinkers viewed science as the harbinger of social innovation that would counter the virulent conservative backlash following the French Revolution. The collection will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars specializing in Romanticism, cultural history, philosophy, and the history of science.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754654476
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

1 Introduction Christa Knellwolf Knellwolf, Christa Jane Goodall Goodall, Jane 1

2 Educating Mary: Women and Scientific Literature in the Early Nineteenth Century Patricia Fara Fara, Patricia 17

3 The Professor and the Orang-Outang: Mary Shelley as a Child Reader Judith Barbour Barbour, Judith 33

4 Geographic Boundaries and Inner Space: Frankenstein, Scientific Explorations and the Quest for the Absolute Christa Knellwolf Knellwolf, Christa 49

5 Animal Experiments and Antivivisection Debates in the 1820s Anita Guerrini Guerrini, Anita 71

6 Monstrous Progeny: The Teratological Tradition in Science and Literature Melinda Cooper Cooper, Melinda 87

7 Shadows of the Invisible World: Mesmer, Swedenborg and the Spiritualist Sciences Joan Kirkby Kirkby, Joan 99

8 Electrical Romanticism Jane Goodall Goodall, Jane 117

9 Evolution, Revolution and Frankenstein's Creature Allan K. Hunter Hunter, Allan K. 133

10 Science as Spectacle: Electrical Showmanship in the English Enlightenment Ian Jackson Jackson, Ian 151

11 Collectors of Nature' s Curiosities: Science, Popular Culture and the Rise of Natural History Museums Christine Cheater Cheater, Christine 167

12 The Nightmare of Evolution: H. G. Wells, Percival Lowell and the Legacies of Frankenstein's Science Robert Markley Markley, Robert 183

Bibliography 201

Index 219

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)