Author: Sarah Stegall
Editor: Wings Press
ISBN: 160940517X
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On a dark and stormy night in 1816, a teenage girl sat down and invented science fiction. Mary Shelley was no more than 18 years old when she wrote Frankenstein. From the moment of its publication 200 years ago, readers have been wondering, as Mary put it, "How I, then a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea?" Outcasts takes readers behind the scenes, to reveal the surprisingly contemporary thoughts and feelings of Mary, an unmarried mother and the lover of radical poet Percy Shelley, their friend Lord Byron, and the other guests at the "most famous literary party in history". What led the daughter of two of the most radical philosophers in England to turn her hand to horror?

The Posthumous Voice In Women S Writing From Mary Shelley To Sylvia Plath

Author: Claire Raymond
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351883666
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This provocative book posits a new theory of women's writing characterized by what Claire Raymond calls 'the posthumous voice.'This suggestive term evokes the way that women's writing both forefronts and hides the author's implied body within and behind the written work. Tracing the use of the disembodied posthumous voice in fiction and poetry by Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath, Raymond's study sounds out the ways that the trope of the posthumous voice succeeds in negotiating the difficult cultural space between the concept of woman's body and the production of canonical literature. Arguing that the nineteenth-century cult of mourning opens to women's writing the possibility of a post-Romantic 'self-elegy,' Raymond explores how the woman writer's appropriation and alteration of elegiac conventions signifies and revises her disrupted relationship to audience. Theorizing the posthumous voice as a gesture by which the woman writer claims, and in some cases gains, canonicity, Raymond contends that the elegy posed as if written by a dead woman for herself both describes and subverts the woman writer's secondary status in the English canon. For the woman writer, the self-elegy permits access to a topos central to canonical literature, with the implementation of the trope of the posthumous voice marking a crucial site of woman's interaction with the English canon.

The Last Man

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224030
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Presents an apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late twenty-first century, this novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with a futuristic theme, it incorporates portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism, and its faith in art and nature.

Mary Shelley

Author: Anne Kostelanetz Mellor
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415901472
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge Companion To The Victorian Novel

Author: Deirdre David
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107495644
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In the Victorian period, the British novel reached a wide readership and played a major role in the shaping of national and individual identity. As we come to understand the ways the novel contributed to public opinion on religion, gender, sexuality and race, we continue to be entertained and enlightened by the works of Dickens, George Eliot, Thackeray, Trollope and many others. This second edition of the Companion to the Victorian Novel has been updated fully, taking account of new research and critical methodologies. There are four new chapters and the others have been thoroughly updated, as has the guide to further reading. Designed to appeal to students, teachers and readers, these essays reflect the latest approaches to reading and understanding Victorian fiction.


Author: Mary Shelley
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 1606600893
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Newly designed and reset, this handsome hardbound edition reprints all of Carbe's starkly beautiful pen-and-ink drawings and endpieces from one of the earliest illustrated editions, as well as five full-color paintings that the noted Walt Disney artist completed in the 1980s.

Grammardog Guide To The Outcasts Of Poker Flat

Author: Mary Jane McKinney
Editor: Grammardog LLC
ISBN: 160857007X
Size: 17,71 MB
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From Blade Runner To Solaris Covert Adaptations Of Mary Shelley S Frankenstein In Contemporary Cinema

Author: Pedro Javier PARDO GARCÍA
Editor: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca
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Frankenstein Oder Der Moderne Prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Editor: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 9783849536558
Size: 15,58 MB
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Diese Hardcover-Ausgabe ist Teil der TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Author: Harold Bloom
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438113323
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Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of the British author, focusing on her famous novel, Frankenstein.