The Last Man / Edition 1

The Last Man / Edition 1

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by Mary Shelley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551110768

ISBN-13: 9781551110769

Pub. Date: 09/11/1996

Publisher: Broadview Press

“Anne McWhir’s edition of The Last Man is first rate!” — Charles E. Robinson, University of Delaware

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“Anne McWhir’s edition of The Last Man is first rate!” — Charles E. Robinson, University of Delaware

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551110769
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
09/11/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
425
Sales rank:
367,798
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Last Man

  • Introduction
  • Volume 1
  • Volume 2
  • Volume 3

Map of Lionel Verney’s World

Appendix A: Some Contemporaries of the Last Man

  1. George Gordon, Lord Byron, “Darkness” (1816)
  2. Thomas Campbell, “The Last Man” (1823)
  3. Thomas Campbell, letter in The Times, 24 March 1825
  4. Thomas Hood, from “The Last Man” (1826)
  5. George Dibdin Pitt, from The Last Man; or; The Miser of Eltham Green (1833)
  6. Thomas Love Beddoes, notes for a projected play, The Last Man

Appendix B: The Sibyl’s Cave

  1. Virgil, from Aeneid 6
  2. Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville, from The Last Man; or Omegarus and Syderia, A Romance in Futurity (1806)

Appendix C: Versions of Plague

  1. Edward Gibbon, from The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88)
  2. Daniel Defoe, from A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
  3. Charles Brockden Brown, from Arthur Mervyn (1799-1800)
  4. John Wilson, from The City of the Plague (1816)
  5. From “Contagion and Sanitary Laws,” Westminster Review 3 (1825): 134-67

Appendix D: “The Web of Mind”

  1. Constantin Francois de Chasseboeuf, comte de Volney, from The Ruins (1791)
  2. William Godwin, from Political Justice (1793)
  3. Thomas Robert Malthus, from An Essay on Population (1798)
  4. Mary Wollstonecraft, from The French Revolution (1794)
  5. Edmund Burke, from A Letter to a Noble Lord (1796)
  6. Percy Bysshe Shelley, from Notes to Queen Mab (1813)
  7. Percy Bysshe Shelley, from Preface to The Revolt of Islam (1818)
  8. William Godwin, from Essay on Sepulchres (1809)

Appendix E: Mary Shelley’s poems (1825)

  1. “The Choice”
  2. “On Reading Wordsworth’s Lines on Peel Castle”
  3. “To Jane— (with the ’Last Man’)”

Appendix F: Contemporary Comments on and Reviews of The Last Man

  1. From The Literary Magnet of Monthly Journal of the Belles Lettres, ns 1 (January 1826): 56
  2. From The Literary Gazette, and Journal of the Belles Letters, 474 ( Saturday 18 Feb. 1826): 56
  3. From Monthly Review 1 (1826): 333-35
  4. From Blackwood’s 21 (January 1827): 54

Appendix G: Postscript

  • From Mary Shelley, Rambles in Germany and Italy (1844)

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Long and at times overly detailed, a beautifully written tragedy.
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Paula Branthoover More than 1 year ago
unreadable due to typos