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The Other Mary Shelley : Beyond Frankenstein - Audrey Fisch

The Other Mary Shelley

Beyond Frankenstein

By: Audrey Fisch (Editor), Anne K. Mellor (Editor), Esther H. Schor (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th July 1993
ISBN: 9780195077407
Number Of Pages: 312

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Although Frankenstein has now been canonized in the Romantic classroom, less attention than ever has been paid to the considerable corpus of Mary Shelley's other works - in fact, until now the excitement of the last decade over feminist themes found in Frankenstein has helped to obscure the actual persona of its author. This collection of essays however, written by a pre-eminent assemblage of Romantic scholars, begins to sketch a portrait of the "other Mary Shelley"; the writer and intellectual who recognized the turbulent relationship among the various agendae of family, gender, and society, and whose narratives still resonate strongly in the setting of contemporary politics and culture. By analysing a previously neglected body of reviews, essays, novellas, letters, biographies, sketches, and tales, and in locating Mary Shelley as a shrewd critic of the Romantic zeitgeist, the essays in this volume offer a ground-breaking, complete evaluation of one of the foremost thinkers of the 19th century.

"The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond Frankenstein is an important and honest book because it takes its readers to the point of reading Mary Shelley in ways that go beyond the ideological premises on which much of it is based."--Christianity and Literature "The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond Frankenstein is an important and honest book because it takes its readers to the point of reading Mary Shelley in ways that go beyond the ideological premises on which much of it is based."--Christianity and Literature

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 3
Romanticism and Resistancep. 15
Mary Shelley's Sympathy and Irony: The Editor and Her Corpusp. 17
Notesp. 35
Editorial Privilege: Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley's Audiencesp. 39
Notesp. 62
Reading Mary Shelley's Journals: Romantic Subjectivity and Feminist Criticismp. 73
Notesp. 86
Mary Shelley and the Taming of the Byronic Hero: """"Transformation"""" and The Deformed Transformedp. 89
Notesp. 104
The Last Man: Apocalypse Without Millenniump. 107
Notesp. 121
Proserpine and Midas: Gender, Genre, and Mythic Revisionism in Mary Shelley's Dramasp. 124
Notesp. 136
Beatrice in Valperga: A New Cassandrap. 140
Notesp. 157
God's Sister: History and Ideology in Valpergap. 159
Notesp. 179
Culture and Criticismp. 183
Swayed by Contraries: Mary Shelley and the Everydayp. 185
Notesp. 198
Disfiguring Economies: Mary Shelley's Short Storiesp. 204
Notesp. 218
Subversive Surfaces: The Limits of Domestic Affection in Mary Shelley's Later Fictionp. 220
Notesp. 233
Mary Shelley in Transitp. 235
Notesp. 254
The Last Manp. 258
Notesp. 266
Plaguing Politics: AIDS, Deconstruction, and The Last Manp. 267
Notesp. 281
Contributorsp. 287
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780195077407
ISBN-10: 0195077407
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 7th July 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.36 x 16.28  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.57