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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century Gothicism. While staying in the Swiss Alps in 1816 with Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, Mary, then eighteen, began to concoct the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life by electricity. Written in a time of great personal tragedy, it is a subversive and morbid story warning against the dehumanization of art and the corrupting influence of science. Packed with allusions and literary references, it is also one of the best thrillers ever written. Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus was an instant bestseller on publication in 1818. The prototype of the science fiction novel, it has spawned countless imitations and adaptations but retains its original power.
Many have argued Frankenstein is the best novel ever written by a teenager, and is often listed among the top 100 books written by a woman author.
_________________________________________________________Frankenstein : LitPlan Teacher Pack
by Barbara M. Linde
Frankenstein Study Guide
Easy-to-use, reproducible lessons on literary terms, comprehension
and analysis, critical thinking, related Biblical principles, vocabulary, activities,
plus a complete answer key.
_________________________________________________________Approaches to Teaching Shelley's Frankenstein
A CliffsComplete book, contains full text of Frankenstein with glossary and Cliffsnotes-quality commentary in a single volume. Includes:
_________________________________________________________Mary Shelley's Frankenstein : A Study Guide from Gale's "Novels for Students"
(Ebook for download), this e-doc contains: plot summary; character analysis; author biography; an overview of the novel's themes, style, and historical context; a survey of critical opinion; excerpts from works of leading critics; study questions; suggestions for further reading; and more.
_________________________________________________________Mary Shelley's Frankenstein : A Study Guide from Gale's "Novels for Students" This sourcebook examines Mary Shelley's novel within its literary and cultural contexts, exploring the contexts from which Frankenstein emerged, the early reception of the novel, adaptation and performance of the work and recent criticism on it. The text also includes carefully annotated key passages from the novel and concludes with a list of recommended editions and further reading, to allow readers to pursue the areas of study that intrigue them.
_________________________________________________________Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
_________________________________________________________Mary Shelley: Frankenstein's Creator: First Science Fiction Writer by Joan Kane Nichols
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