Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein  or  The Modern Prometheus

Von Natur aus unschuldig, wird das Monster (nach sozialdeterministischer Lesart) zum Opfer seines unbarmherzig agierenden Umfeldes: »I am malicious because I am miserable« (S. 223), erklärt es Frankenstein gegenüber.

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 9783159605661

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Knapp 200 Jahre sind vergangen, seit Mary Shelley mit "Frankenstein" ihr berühmtestes Buch veröffentlichte. Ihr Romanerstling ist seither zu einem Klassiker der Weltliteratur geworden und hat von seiner Aktualität nichts eingebüßt. Schon Viktor Frankenstein im Roman muss sich der Verantwortung für die von ihm geschaffene Kreatur stellen, mehr noch begibt sich der Mensch im 21. Jahrhundert durch seine Forschungen in Bereiche, die moralisch zweifelhaft sind und unkalkulierbare, globale Risiken mit sich bringen. Diese Problematik macht den Roman zu einer beliebten Lektüre im Englischunterricht. Die Ausgabe bietet den ungekürzten Text der von der Autorin 1831 überarbeiteten Fassung. Ungekürzte und unbearbeitete Textausgabe in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: Buch und E-Book können parallel benutzt werden.
Categories: Fiction

Global Frankenstein

Global Frankenstein

Frankenstein (1818) (Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft) (cont.) and gender, 11, 12, 53–70, 111, 144, 145, 175, 294 and genre, 8, 11, 12, 95, 133, 149, 150, 161, 174, 185, 187,233,285 as myth, ix, 8, 12, 82, 167–180, 213, 238,240, 248,252, ...

Author: Carol Margaret Davison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319781426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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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, comic books, science, and performance art. This ground-breaking, celebratory volume, edited by two established Gothic Studies scholars, reassesses Frankenstein’s global impact for the twenty-first century across a myriad of cultures and nations, from Japan, Mexico, and Turkey, to Britain, Iraq, Europe, and North America. Offering compelling critical dissections of reincarnations of Frankenstein, a generically hybrid novel described by its early reviewers as a “bold,” “bizarre,” and “impious” production by a writer “with no common powers of mind”, this collection interrogates its sustained relevance over two centuries during which it has engaged with such issues as mortality, global capitalism, gender, race, embodiment, neoliberalism, disability, technology, and the role of science.
Categories: Literary Criticism

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

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 ...

Author: Sidney Perkowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681776972

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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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.
Categories: Social Science

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

Nevertheless, on 30 August 1818, Thomas Love Peacock from England claimed in a letter to Percy Shelley in Italy that Frankenstein 'seems to be universally known and read'.23 Godwin on 18 February 1823 similarly wrote to Mary Shelley ...

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316760468

Category: Literary Criticism


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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 such as ecocriticism, posthumanism, and queer theory generate new and important discussion in illuminating ways. The volume also explores the cultural afterlife of the novel including its adaptations in various media such as drama, film, television, graphic novels, and literature aimed at children and young adults. Written by an international team of leading experts, the essays provide new insights into the novel and the various critical approaches which can be applied to it. The volume is an essential guide to students and academics who are interested in Frankenstein and who wish to know more about its complex literary history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein

'There were other problems too,' Frankenstein went on. 'But I won't make the same mistakes again.' 'So you have continued with your work here?' Kleve said excitedly. 'Of course.' 'I knew I was right,' Kleve said, smiling.

Author: Shaun Hutson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448165292

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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 them in his twisted experiments in a bid to create the perfect man. And this time he has help from a would-be pupil. His pupil seeks knowledge, but Frankenstein desires vengeance against all those who have tried to stop his terrifying work. The first time he tried, it ended in bloody mayhem, but now he is determined that nothing will go wrong. He wants revenge and God help anyone who gets in his way...
Categories: Fiction

Frankenstein Start Publishing

Frankenstein   Start Publishing

Walton is the Arctic explorer whose letters frame Frankenstein. Walton rescues the half- frozen Frankenstein from the ice and hears his story, which he relays in letters to his sister, Margaret Saville, in England.

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781625586155

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.
Categories: Fiction

Oxford Literature Companions Frankenstein

Oxford Literature Companions  Frankenstein

Character map key Victor Frankenstein's family and friends The creature and his educators Robert Walton's family Caroline Frankenstein: Alphonse Frankenstein: Victor's mother Victor's father Victor Frankenstein: main protagonist and ...

Author: Carmel Waldron

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780198367987

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 103

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Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wolfgang Frankenstein

Wolfgang Frankenstein

Werkkatalog Wolfgang Frankenstein. 1960 Kunstpreis der DDR . Ludwig Renns Buch „ Auftraggeber – Arbeiterklasse “ über die Entstehung des Wandbildes im Holzwerk erscheint . Dokumentarfilm nach diesem Buch 1961 1962 Professur an der ...

Author: Wolfgang Frankenstein


ISBN: UOM:39015043202905


Page: 64

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Frankenstein s Creation

Frankenstein s Creation

a that of Dante's Ulysses , Frankenstein exhorts : " Do not return to your families with the stigma of disgrace marked on your brows . Return , as heroes who have fought and conquered and who know not what it is to turn their backs on ...

Author: David Ketterer

Publisher: English Literary Studies, University of Victoria

ISBN: UOM:39015004187145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

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A study of the novel in light of Mary Shelley's manuscripts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Frankenstein Legend a Tribute to Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff

The Frankenstein Legend  a Tribute to Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff

To further complicate the listing of Frankenstein films , a number of motion pictures having nothing to do with the subject have been released in Germany with the name Frankenstein added to the titles . Madigan's Millions , an Italian ...

Author: Donald F. Glut


ISBN: UOM:39015020650332

Category: Frankenstein (Fictitious character)

Page: 372

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Surveys the literary and theatrical history of the monster tale, from its creation by Mary Shelley to its latest appearance on the motion picture screen. Bibliogs
Categories: Frankenstein (Fictitious character)