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Frankenstein: A Cultural History

 
 
 
 
Frankenstein: A Cultural History
Author: Susan Tyler Hitchcock
ISBN 13: 9780393061444
ISBN 10: 393061442
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2007-10-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
List Price: $25.95
 
 

A lively history of the Frankenstein myth, tracing its evolution from a Romantic nightmare to its prominence in today's imaginative landscape.

The Washington Post - Louis Bayard

As Susan Tyler Hitchcock's delightful cultural history reminds us, the monster that Mary fashioned from her slumbers is still alive and kicking: "in our bookstores, on our film and television screens, from morning cartoons to wee-hours rerun movies. He plays roles in advertising and political debate, he appears at public library story hours and on graduate-level reading lists. He is both a joke and a profound ethical dilemma."