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Black Frankenstein

Elizabeth Young

Black Frankenstein

the making of an American metaphor

by Elizabeth Young

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Published by New York University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- White authors -- History and criticism.,
  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.,
  • African Americans in literature.,
  • Race in literature.,
  • Race relations in literature.,
  • Frankenstein (Fictitious character) in literature.,
  • Frankenstein (Fictitious character) -- Political aspects.,
  • Monsters in literature.,
  • Metaphor in literature.,
  • Monsters in motion pictures.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-291) and index.

    StatementElizabeth Young.
    SeriesAmerica and the long 19th century
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS173.N4 Y68 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 308 p. :
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19287314M
    ISBN 100814797156, 0814797164
    ISBN 109780814797150, 9780814797167
    LC Control Number2008008049


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Shelley started writing the story when she and the first edition was published anonymously in London on 1 Januarywhen Author: Mary Shelley. Praise. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century Gothicism. While stay-ing in the Swiss Alps in with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, Mary, then eighteen, began to concoct the story of Dr.

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#1: What is the name of the old blind man. #2: Where does the monster plan to go after Victor does what he asks. #3: How does the monster kill William. #4: Where is the monster shot after rescuing the girl from the stream. Book Summary After weeks as sea, the crew of Walton's ship finds an emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, floating on an ice flow near death.

In Walton's series of letters to his sister in England, he retells Victor's tragic story. For all the scholarship devoted to Mary Shelley's English novel Frankenstein, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to its role in American culture, and virtually none to its racial resonances in the United States.

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#2: “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” #3: “Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property.

I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man. I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the.

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is an publication. (This book is a e-artnow publication) I thought that I had read this book at some point during my early teens- maybe in junior high. Even so, I couldnt remember anything about the book and knew that if I ever re-read it, it would be like reading it for the first time/5(K).

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culture, in fiction, film, essays, oratory, painting, and other media, and in works by both whites and African : NYU Press. The longstanding standard edition is the Rieger Frankenstein, which, though it came aftercontains the original text. It also contains an introduction and notes by editor James Rieger, which, though helpful, do contribute to its length.

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She will read from the book at the Odyssey Bookshop Wednesday, Octo at 7 pm. Shelley makes the monster eloquent, rather than mute or uncommunicative. What effect does this choice have on our perception of him.

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In the movie, Frankenstein “experimented only with dead animals,” “a human heart kept beating for three weeks,” “bodies took from graves, the gallows” (Frankenstein).

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Chapter 4, Page 1: Read Frankenstein, by Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Page by Page, now. Free, Online. This quote is from page 58 in the novel. After giving life to the body, Frankenstein takes evaluation of the creature. He lists off all the good things about the body; proportionate limbs; and pearly white teeth.

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From the very beginning of the film the differences are numerous— Victor Frankenstein’s name isn’t Victor in the movie— it’s Henry; Frankenstein has a hunchbacked. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, which tells of how the scientist Victor Frankenstein brings life to a monster stitched together from human remains, was .