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Shelley's Frankenstein by Graham Allen
Book DescriptionThis is the perfect study guide to Shelley's classic gothic novel, "Frankenstein" - a key text for introductory literature courses at undergraduate level.Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel, "Frankenstein", is one of the most widely studied and read novels in English Literature. Aside from its key position in the English Literature canon and its wide cultural influence, the novel has been the subject of a vast array of interpretations and so leaves students needing guidance through this maze of reading.This guide offers an authoritative, up-to-date guide for students, introducing its context, language, themes, criticism and afterlife, leading students to a more sophisticated understanding of the text. It is the ideal guide to reading and studying the novel, setting "Frankenstein" in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, providing exemplary close readings and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception.It also includes an introduction to "Frankenstein's" substantial history as an adapted text on stage and screen and its wider influence in film and popular culture. It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading."Continuum Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to key texts in literature and philosophy. Each book explores the themes, context, criticism and influence of key works, providing a practical introduction to close reading, guiding students towards a thorough understanding of the text. They provide an essential, up-to-date resource, ideal for undergraduate students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826495259
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Allen
Readings on Audience and Textual Materiality, Paperback (January 2016)
The twelve essays in this edited collection examine the experience of reading, from the late medieval period to the twentieth century. Central to the theme of the book is the role of materiality: how the physical object - book, manuscript, libretto - affects the experience of the person reading it.
Shelley's Frankenstein, Hardback (September 2008)
A guide to Mary Shelley's gothic novel, "Frankenstein" - a key text for introductory literature courses at undergraduate level. It is helpful for reading and studying the novel, setting it in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, and offering analyses of its themes, style and structure.
Mary Shelley, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Graham Allen
Graham Allen provides both an introduction to and review of the critical responses to Mary Shelley's major fictions, from the Romantic period to the present day, while also pushing debates forward. The book moves beyond Frankenstein, presenting new readings of other texts such as Matilda, Valperga, The Last Man and Lodore.
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Author Biography - Graham Allen
Graham Allen is Senior Lecturer in Modern English at University College Cork. His books include Mary Shelley: Critical Issues (Palgrave, forthcoming 2008) and Intertextuality (Routledge New Critical Idiom, 2000).
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