Frankenstein How A Monster Became an Icon The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley s Creation

Mel Brooks not only cowrote the screenplay with his friend Gene Wilder, who starred as Victor Frankenstein's grandson in the film, but he also directed the movie—which earned him an additional award: besides his share in those mentioned ...

Frankenstein  How A Monster Became an Icon  The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley s Creation

Frankenstein How A Monster Became an Icon The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley s Creation

Few creations have risen from literary origins to reach world-wide importance like Frankenstein. This landmark volume celebrates the bicentenary of Mary Shelley's creation and its indelible impact on art and culture. The tale of a tormented creature created in a laboratory began on a rainy night in 1816 in the imagination of a nineteen-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, newly married to the celebrated Romantic poet Percy Shelley. Since its publication two years later, in 1818, Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus has spread around the globe through every possible medium and variation. Frankenstein has not been out of print once in 200 years. It has appeared in hundreds of editions, perhaps more than any other novel. It has inspired a multitude of stage and screen adaptations, the latest appearing just last year. “Frankenstein” has become an indelible part of popular culture, and is shorthand for anything bizarre and human-made; for instance, genetically modified crops are “Frankenfood.” Conversely, Frankenstein’s monster has also become a benign Halloween favorite. Yet for all its long history, Frankenstein's central premise—that science, not magic or God, can create a living being, and thus these creators must answer for their actions as humans, not Gods—is most relevant today as scientists approach creating synthetic life. In its popular and cultural weight and its expression of the ethical issues raised by the advance of science, physicist Sidney Perkowitz and film expert Eddy von Muller have brought together scholars and scientists, artists and directions—including Mel Brooks—to celebrate and examine Mary Shelley’s marvelous creation and its legacy as the monster moves into his next century.

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Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Carol Margaret Davison, Marie Mulvey-Roberts
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-15 - Publisher: Springer

Consisting of sixteen original essays by experts in the field, including leading and lesser-known international scholars, Global Frankenstein considers the tremendous adaptability and rich afterlives of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Frankenstein, at its bicentenary, in such fields and disciplines as digital technology, film, theatre, dance, medicine, book illustration, science fiction,
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Pages: 384
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Categories: Social Science
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Authors: Andrew Smith
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-19 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein consists of sixteen original essays on Mary Shelley's novel by leading scholars, providing an invaluable introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts. Theoretically informed but accessibly written, this volume relates Frankenstein to various social, literary, scientific and historical contexts, and outlines how critical theories
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Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Shaun Hutson
Categories: Fiction
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There is a fine line between obsession and madness and Frankenstein just stepped across it... Escaping the guillotine Victor Frankenstein is now posing as Doctor Stein, altruistic patron of the hospital for the poor. But in a secret basement laboratory he is harvesting body parts from his helpless patients, using
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Pages: 205
Authors: Mary Shelley
Categories: Fiction
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