Frankenstein (Paperback)
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Frankenstein (Paperback)

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Paperback 375 Pages / Published: 30/06/2012
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D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf's edition of Frankenstein has been widely acclaimed as an outstanding edition of the novel-for the general reader and the student as much as for the scholar. The editors use as their copy-text the original 1818 version, and detail in an appendix all of Shelley's later revisions. They also include a range of contemporary documents that shed light on the historical context from which this unique masterpiece emerged.

New to this edition is a discussion of Percy Shelley's role in contributing to the first draft of the novel. Recent scholarship has provoked considerable interest in the degree to which Percy Shelley contributed to Mary Shelley's original text, and this edition's updated introduction discusses this scholarship. A new appendix also includes Lord Byron's "A Fragment" and John William Polidori's The Vampyre, works that are engaging in their own right and that also add further insights into the literary context of Frankenstein.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781554811038
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 18 mm
Edition: 3rd edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is the best, the most thoughtful advanced school edition of Frankenstein ever done. The text is well-edited, the introduction is thorough, and the collection of contextual documents could hardly be improved." - Jerome McGann, University of Virginia

"Superb. The introduction and appendices are particularly valuable ... accessible and illuminating." - Bernard Hirsch, University of Kansas

"I have taught Frankenstein before, but this edition, with its compact, thoughtfully chosen, pedagogically helpful, and scholarly auxiliaries to the text of the novel, has renewed my excitement about teaching it again. The novel itself awakens interest in the students, but the introductions and appendices compel their respect for scholarly work and offer many creative ways to go about it." - Randall VanderMey, Westmont College

"As an Associate Editor of the many-volumed Cornell Wordsworth Series, I have been dealing with editorial issues for the last forty years. The third edition of Broadview's Frankenstein is one of the best classroom editions (of any book) that I have seen. It is extraordinarily sensitive to textual issues, and it resists the temptation to simplify complex matters; the book instead helps students to understand the various complications and why they are important. The supplementary materials are just what an instructor needs to set Frankenstein in its context and to promote informed student discussion of the novel's central themes." - Jim Butler, La Salle University

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“Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus”

Oh the loneliness portrayed in this classic is heart breaking. One feels anger at Victor, creator of a being crudely constructed from body parts of corpses. It can be a cruel, cruel world.

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“A Gothic Masterpiece”

This is a book well-deserved of its reputation, a chilling intruiging novel, documenting the life and loses of Dr Frankenstein and his bizzare creating. The complexity of mystic of it is matched only by the quality of... More

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“From Galvanism to genetic engineering – a warning”

It is initially easy to miss the contemporary relevance of this Regency gothic horror story but the beauty of Shelley’s classic is that it is so much more than this.

Frankenstein explores the metaphysical notion of... More

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