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y separately published work icon Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (International) assertion single work   novel   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1818... 1818 Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
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'Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, he realizes he has made a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone who sees it, sets out to destroy Dr Frankenstein with murder and horrors to the very ends of the earth.' (Source: Penguin)

Adaptations

y separately published work icon Ape of God Vol Molesworth , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z955730 1942 single work novel science fiction thriller
y separately published work icon Monster at Large Vol Molesworth , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z955743 1942 single work novel science fiction thriller
y separately published work icon Recreation : A Modern Fable Inspired by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" Tony Moore , 2000 Kilkenny : Moore Books , 2013 6567561 2000 single work drama
y separately published work icon Frankenstein Margrete Lamond , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2005 Z1221979 2005 single work children's fiction children's horror

'Frankenstein is the story of a young scientist who learns the secret of creating life. Fueled by a burning ambition for fame and glory, Frankenstein builds a hideous patchwork body out of scavenged corpses, but no sooner does he animate the gruesome creature than he abandons it in horror.

Longing for love and companionship, the monster looks elsewhere for affection, but finds himself cruelly shunned wherever he goes. At last--grotesque and misunderstood, frustrated and alone--the creature turns to violence and hate.

Frankenstein's reckless experiment is doomed to failure, ending in tragedy and ruin as the raging monster wreaks his revenge.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

Frankenstein Lally Katz , 2017 single work drama

Adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel.

Notes

  • For further information on the influence of Frankenstein on Louis Nowra see The Theatre of Louis Nowra by Veronica Kelly.
  • Contents indexed selectively.

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Maver & Jones ,
      1818 .
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      Note/s:
      • Dedication: To William Godwin Author of Political Justice, Caleb Williams &c. These Volumes are respectfully inscribed by The Author.

      • Epigraph:

        Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay

        To mould me man? Did I solicit thee

        From darkness to promote me?

        Paradise Lost.

Works about this Work

form y separately published work icon Mary Shelley Emma Jensen , ( dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour ) United Kingdom (UK) Luxembourg United States of America (USA) : IFC Films HanWay Films , 2017 15377218 2017 single work film/TV

'MARY SHELLEY tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) - author of one of the world's most famous Gothic novels 'Frankenstein' - and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth.) The pair are two outsiders constrained by polite society but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and much to her family's horror they run away together, joined by Mary's half-sister Claire (Bel Powley.) In the midst of growing tension within their relationship during their stay at Lord Byron's (Tom Sturridge) house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created, which will loom large in popular culture for centuries to come, but society at the time puts little value in female authors. At the tender age of 18, Mary is forced to challenge these preconceptions, to protect her work and to forge her own identity.'

Source: Production blurb.

‘Even If They Were to Leave Europe’ : Frankenstein in Tasmania Leigh Dale , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 34 no. 2 2012; (p. 93-101)
'Since the early nineteenth century, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has served as a narrative model for those writing of science and ambition. For example, a contemporary journalist trying to explain the modus operandi of biologist and science entrepreneur J. Craig Venter, who was involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and was leader of the first team to create a cell with a synthetic genome, turned to the protagonist of Shelley’s 1818 novel as a point of reference for a description of his subject:...' (Publication abstract)
Adventures in Malley Country : Concerning Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake Ross Chambers , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , March vol. 11 no. 1 2005; (p. 27-51)
Reflecting on the relationship between life and art, the author compares My Life as a Fake with literary monster stories and literary hoaxes (such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or the Ern Malley affair). He argues that life-as-a-fake 'is constructed for us all by our culture' (p.49), and that Carey's novel constitutes a 'supplementaion' rather than a 'replacement' of life/reality.
The Book That Changed My Life : Kim Wilkins Kim Wilkins , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 28 March 1999; (p. 17)
y separately published work icon The Theatre of Louis Nowra Veronica Kelly , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 1998 Z543914 1998 single work criticism
The Book That Changed My Life : Kim Wilkins Kim Wilkins , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 28 March 1999; (p. 17)
y separately published work icon The Theatre of Louis Nowra Veronica Kelly , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 1998 Z543914 1998 single work criticism
‘Even If They Were to Leave Europe’ : Frankenstein in Tasmania Leigh Dale , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 34 no. 2 2012; (p. 93-101)
'Since the early nineteenth century, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has served as a narrative model for those writing of science and ambition. For example, a contemporary journalist trying to explain the modus operandi of biologist and science entrepreneur J. Craig Venter, who was involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and was leader of the first team to create a cell with a synthetic genome, turned to the protagonist of Shelley’s 1818 novel as a point of reference for a description of his subject:...' (Publication abstract)
Frankenstein: A/Scent of Disgust i "That man is an idea", Christine Lindberg , 1994 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 48 (p. 59-63)
Mary and the Scientist i "A scientist goes back in time.", Jayne Fenton-Keane , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: LiNQ , October vol. 24 no. 2 1997; (p. 31-32)
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