CliffsNotes on Shelley's Frankenstein

CliffsNotes on Shelley's Frankenstein

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on Frankenstein digs into Dr. Victor Frankenstein's scientific creation, a "hideous and gigantic" monster that the good doctor tries to defeat throughout most of the novel. Following the story of an obsessive man whose determination to create a new race of humans produces monstrous results, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include *Personal background on the author, including career highlights *Introduction to and synopsis of the book *In-depth analyses of the principal characters *Critical essays on the book's themes, plots, and more *Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics *ResourceCenter with books, films and other recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 132 x 206 x 8mm | 117.93g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0764585932
  • 9780764585937
  • 368,988

About Jeff Coghill

About the Author Currently a librarian and instructor of English at McNeese State University in Lake Charles. LA, Jeff Coghill grew up an Army brat and graduated in 1980 from Heidelberg American High School in Heidelberg, Germany. He went on to earn his B.A. in English from Methodist College in 1983, his M.A. in English from Western Carolina University, and his M.L.I.S. in library studies from the University of Alabama in 1997. He now resides in Lake Charles, LA with his wife, Michele; his teenage daughter, Caroline; and his West Highland White Terrier, "Alfie" a.k.a. Alfred. Lord Tennyson.show more

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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to the Novel. Critical Commentaries. Preface to the 1817 Edition. Introduction to the 1831 Edition. Letter 1: To Mrs. Saville, England. Letter 2: To Mrs. Saville, England. Letter 3: To Mrs. Saville, England. Letter 4: To Mrs. Saville, England. Chapters 1 - 24. Final Letters. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index.show more

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