Frankenstein's Science: Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture, 1780-1830

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Christa Knellwolf King, Jane R. Goodall
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Literary Criticism - 225 pages
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This collection looks to reopen the question of how science and scientific ambition are portrayed in Frankenstein by offering a range of historical perspectives, based on detailed accounts of areas of scientific knowledge that are relevant to it.
  

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Contents

Women and Scientific Literature in the Early
17
Mary Shelley as a Child
33
Frankenstein Scientific
49
Animal Experiments and Antivivisection Debates in the 1820s
71
The Teratological Tradition in Science
87
Electrical Romanticism
117
Evolution Revolution and Frankensteins Creature
133
Electrical Showmanship in the English
151
Science Popular Culture and the
167
H G Wells Percival Lowell and the
183
Bibliography
201
Index
219
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