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In Frankenstein's Shadow

Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Chris Baldick

This book surveys the history of the Frankenstein myth in literature before the advent of film, including discussions of novelists from Shelley to Lawrence, the historical and political writings of Carlyle and Marx, and the science fiction of Stevenson and Wells. Baldick effectively shows that the myth's most powerful associations have centered on human relationships, the family, work, and politics.

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