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Frankenstein and the birth of science / Joel Levy.

Levy, Joel, 1971- (author.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 823.709 LEV (Text) 36626103986410 2nd Floor New Adult Reshelving -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 823.709 Levy (Text) 78292000375705 Adult New Book Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0233005358
  • ISBN: 9780233005355
  • Physical Description: 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London : Andre Deutsch, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-196) and index.
Summary, etc.:
On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, this fascinating study explores how the real science of her times influenced Mary Shelley's classic work of science fiction. Mary Shelley grew up surrounded by the era's prominent scientific thinkers, and conceived Frankenstein in a time of rapid scientific change--including debates on the reanimation of corpses and "the elixir of life." This engrossing book offers insight into the world of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century science through the prism of Shelley's seminal novel--the first work of science fiction ever--revealing how the monster was conceived, positing the real-life basis for Victor Frankenstein, and describing in vivid detail the experiments that might have led to the Creature's birth. It also explores incarnations of the monster since Frankenstein was first published and modern interpretations of the "mad scientist," while looking ahead to such scientific wonders as permanent bionic limbs and implants.
Subject: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein > Criticism and interpretation.
Literature and science > Great Britain > History > 19th century
Science in literature

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