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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook, 1st Edition

Edited by Timothy Morton


220 pages

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most widely studied works of English literature, and Frankenstein's creature is a key figure in the popular imagination.

This sourcebook examines Mary Shelley's novel within its literary and cultural contexts, bringing together material on:

*the contexts from which Frankenstein emerged

*the novel's early reception

*adaptation and performance of the work (from theatre to pop music)

*recent criticism.

All documents are discussed and explained. The volume also includes offers carefully annotated key passages from the novel itself and concludes with a list of recommended editions and further reading, to allow readers to pursue their study in the areas that interest them most. This sourcebook provides an ideal orientation to the novel, its reception history and the critical material that surrounds it.

About the Editor

Timothy Morton teaches English at the University of California, Davis, USA. His publications include The Poetics of Spice (2000), and Shelley and the Revolution in Taste (1994), and he is editor of Radical Food (2000).

About the Series

Routledge Guides to Literature

Routledge Guides to Literature are clear introductions to authors and texts most frequently studied by undergraduate students of literature. Each book explores texts, contexts and criticism, highlighting the critical views and contextual factors that students must consider in advanced studies of literary works.
Each guide presents a variety of approaches and interpretations, encouraging readers to think critically about 'standard' views and to make independent readings of literary texts. Alongside general guides to texts and authors, the series includes 'sourcebooks', which incorporate extracts from key contextual and critical materials as well as annotated passages from the primary text.
Some books in this series were originally published in the Routledge Literary Sourcebook series, edited by Duncan Wu, or the Complete Critical Guide to English Literature series, edited by Richard Bradford and Jan Jedrzjewski.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh