The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond Frankenstein / Edition 1

The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond Frankenstein / Edition 1

by Audrey A. Fisch
     
 

Although Frankenstein is now widely taught in classes on Romanticism, little attention has been paid to the considerable corpus of Mary Shelley's other works. Indeed the excitement of the last decade at feminist approaches to Frankenstein has ironically obscured the persona of its author. This collection of essays, written by a preeminent group of Romantic scholars

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Overview

Although Frankenstein is now widely taught in classes on Romanticism, little attention has been paid to the considerable corpus of Mary Shelley's other works. Indeed the excitement of the last decade at feminist approaches to Frankenstein has ironically obscured the persona of its author. This collection of essays, written by a preeminent group of Romantic scholars, sketches a portrait of the "other Mary Shelley": the writer and intellectual who recognized the turbulent interplay among issues of family, gender, and society, and whose writings resonate strongly in the setting of contemporary politics, culture, and feminism. By analyzing a previously neglected body of novels, novellas, reviews, travel writing, essays, letters, biographies, and tales, and by emphasizing Mary Shelley's shrewd assessment of Romanticism, the essays in this volume offer a ground-breaking evaluation of one of the foremost cultural critics of the nineteenth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195077407
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.04(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
IRomanticism and Resistance
Mary Shelley's Sympathy and Irony: The Editor and Her Corpus17
Editorial Privilege: Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley's Audiences39
Reading Mary Shelley's Journal: Romantic Subjectivity and Feminist Criticism73
Mary Shelley and the Taming of the Byronic Hero: "Transformation" and The Deformed Transformed89
The Last Man: Apocalypse Without Millennium107
Proserpine and Midas: Gender, Genre, and Mythic Revisionism in Mary Shelley's Dramas124
Beatrice in Valperga: A New Cassandra140
God's Sister: History and Ideology in Valperga159
IICulture and Criticism
Swayed by Contraries: Mary Shelley and the Everyday185
Disfiguring Economies: Mary Shelley's Short Stories204
Subversive Surfaces: The Limits of Domestic Affection in Mary Shelley's Later Fiction220
Mary Shelley in Transit235
The Last Man258
Plaguing Politics: AIDS, Deconstruction, and The Last Man267
Contributors287
Index289

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