Publisher description for Frankenstein : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives / Mary Shelley ; edited by Johanna M. Smith.


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This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1831 text of Mary Shelley’s English Romantic novel along with critical essays that introduce students to Frankenstein from contemporary psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gender, and cultural studies perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how various critical perspectives can be combined. In the second edition, 3 of the 6 essays are new. The text and essays are complemented by contextual documents, introductions (with bibliographies), and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Frankenstein (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, -- 1797-1851. -- Frankenstein.
Science fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.
Geneva (Switzerland) -- Fiction.
Scientists in literature.
Monsters in literature.
Scientists -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.