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The Resource Frankenstein and the birth of science, Joel Levy

Frankenstein and the birth of science, Joel Levy

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Frankenstein and the birth of science
Title
Frankenstein and the birth of science
Statement of responsibility
Joel Levy
Title variation
Frankenstein and the birth of science
Title variation remainder
the era of ingenuity that electrified science and fiction
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
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1971-
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Levy, Joel
Dewey number
  • 823/.709
  • 509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5397.F73
LC item number
L48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
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Frankenstein and the birth of science, Joel Levy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chemical revolution: getting high and losing your head -- Electric fluids and animal spirits: Galvanism, Voltaic piles, electrochemistry and the start of a new era -- The right stuff: vitalism, spontaneous generation and the meaning of "life" -- Of man and monster: Frankenstein and the science of the mind -- Anatomy of horror: dissection, murder and resurrection in the Romantic Era -- To the ends of the Earth: polar exploration and the frozen wastes -- Before and after: the painful birth and dreadful afterlife of Frankenstein and his monster
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780233005355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1002123678
  • (OCoLC)1002123678
Label
Frankenstein and the birth of science, Joel Levy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chemical revolution: getting high and losing your head -- Electric fluids and animal spirits: Galvanism, Voltaic piles, electrochemistry and the start of a new era -- The right stuff: vitalism, spontaneous generation and the meaning of "life" -- Of man and monster: Frankenstein and the science of the mind -- Anatomy of horror: dissection, murder and resurrection in the Romantic Era -- To the ends of the Earth: polar exploration and the frozen wastes -- Before and after: the painful birth and dreadful afterlife of Frankenstein and his monster
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780233005355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1002123678
  • (OCoLC)1002123678

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