Bloom's How to Write About Mary Shelley (Bloom's How to Write About Literature)

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a novel she composed at the age of 19, is a widely read and studied work to this day, noted for the deft way its young author combined Romantic sensibility with a meditation on the ethical considerations to which advancements in science and technology give rise. Bloom's How to Write about Mary Shelley includes guidance on ways students can write effective essays about this noted author. An introduction from noted scholar Harold Bloom, bibliographies, and an index are also featured.

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Bloom's How to Write about Literature set is designed to inspire students to write compelling essays on great writers and their works. The first chapter provides detailed instructions on how to write a good essay, including how to find a thesis; how to develop an outline; how to write a good introduction, body text, and conclusion; how to cite sources; and more. The second chapter provides a brief overview of the issues involved in writing about the author and suggestions for paper topics, with strategies for addressing each topic. Succeeding chapters cover the author's major works.

The books in this series are perfect for the high school or college student looking for guidance when writing a report on a major author. This set will also help teachers plan class discussions.

· This is the first series to focus specifically on writing papers on the most-taught authors in the high school curriculum.
· Each volume in the series begins with an introduction by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University.

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Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Educated at Cornell and Yale universities, he is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996), and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist. The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In addition, he is the author of hundreds of articles, reviews, and editorial introductions. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

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