Title: Frankenstein, (A Norton Critical Edition)
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company/Viva Books
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: New
Edition: First edition
This Norton Critical Edition of Mar Shelley?s gothic masterpiece is based on the 1818 first edition text, published in three volumes by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mayor, and Jones. Throughout, the editor provides useful explanatory annotation. A map of the region helps readers locate the novel?s many settings. In "Composition and Revision," a special critical section, M. K. Joseph and Anne K. Mellor address the issues surrounding teachers? choice of text. Contemporary perspective is provided in two supporting sections. "Contexts" includes related writings by Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, and John William Polidori. "Nineteenth-Century Responses" gathers six reactions to Frankenstein?s publication from the years 1818 to 1886, including those by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Hugh Reginald Haweis. "Criticism" is a collection of twelve seminal essays that provide a variety of perspectives on Frankenstein by Christopher Small, George Levine, Ellen Moers, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Barbara Johnson, Mary Poovey, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, William Veeder, Anne K. Mellor, Susan Winnett, Marilyn Butler, and Lawrence Lipking. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included. Contents: The Text of Frankenstein ? MAP: Geneva and Its Environs ? Title page (1818) ? Dedication (1818) ? Preface ? Frankenstein ? COMPOSITION AND REVISION ? M. K. Joseph ? The Composition of Frankenstein ? Anne K. Mellor ? Choosing a Text of Frankenstein to Teach ? Contexts ? Mazy Shelley ? Introduction to Frankenstein, Third Edition (1831) ? Letter to [?Fanny Imlay] (June 1816) ? Percy Bysshe Shelley ? Mont Blanc (1816) ? [ Sea of Ice] (1817) ? George Gordon, Lord Byron ? From Childe Harold?s Pilgrimage, Canto III (1817) ? [John William Polidori] ? Letter Prefaced to The Vampyre (1819) ? Nineteenth-Century Responses ? Percy Bysshe Shelley ? On Frankenstein (1817) ? [John Croker] ? From the Quarterly Review (January 1818) ? Anonymous ? From Edinburgh Magazine (March 1818) ? Anonymous ? From Gentleman?s Magazine (April 1818) ? Anonymous ? From Knight?s Quarterly (Aug.?Nov. 1824) ? Hugh Reginald Haweis ? Introduction to the Routledge World Library Edition (1886) ? Modern Criticism ? Christopher Small ? Shelley and Frankenstein ? George Levine ? Frankenstein and the Tradition of Realism ? Ellen Moers ? Female Gothic: The Monster?s Mother ? Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar ? Mary Shelley?s Mjmstrous Eve ? Barbara Johnson ? My Monster/My Self ? Mary Poovey ? "My Hideous Progeny": The Lady and the Monster ? Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ? [Frankenstein and a Critique of Imperialism]? William Veeder ? The Women of Frankenstein Anne K Mellor ? Possessing Nature: The Female in Frankenstein ? Susan Winnett ? Coming Unstrung: Women, Men, Narrative, and Principles of Pleasure ? Marilyn Butler ? Frankenstein and Radical Science ? Lawrence Lipking . Frankenstein, the True Story; or, Rousseau Judges Jean ? Mary Shelley: A Chronology ? Selected Bibliography Printed Pages: 352. Bookseller Inventory # 8694
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