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Frankenstein : Or the Modern Prometheus - The 1818 Text (Reprint) (Paperback) (Mary Wollstonecraft

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Shelley's enduringly popular and rich gothic tale, Frankenstein, confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism and science--topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and humankind's ability to act as creator of the modern world. This new edition, based on the harder and wittier 1818 version of the text, draws on new research and examines the novel in the context of the controversial radical sciences developing in the years following the Napoleonic Wars. In addition it shows the relationship of Frankenstein's experiment to the contemporary debate between champions of materialistic science and proponents of received religion.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Shelley's enduringly popular and rich gothic tale confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism and science--topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and humankind's ability to act as creator of the modern world. This new edition, based on the harder and wittier 1818 version of the text, draws on new research and examines the novel in the context of the controversial radical sciences developing in the years following the Napoleonic Wars, and shows the relationship of Frankenstein's experiment to the contemporary debate between champions of materialistic science and proponents of received religion.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 261
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Horror, Gothic
Series Title: Oxford World's Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2009
TCIN: 11478334
UPC: 9780199537150
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-4961
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