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Author Baumann, Rebecca, author.

Title Frankenstein 200 : the Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley's Monster / Rebecca Baumann ; photographs by Jody Mitchell.

Imprint Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xx, 169 pages)) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-169).
Contents Foreword. Empire of the imagination women and speculative fiction / by Jonathan Kearns -- Preface. Stitched and bound by love and fear books, monsters, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / by Rebecca Baumann -- Mary Shelley and the birth of Frankenstein -- Mary and Percy -- Mary beyond Frankenstein -- Mary's father, William Godwin -- Mary's mother, Mary Wollstonecraft -- Mad science -- The Gothic -- The monster's books -- Victor Frankenstein's books -- Frankenstein in popular culture -- The undead -- Artificial life -- Adapting Frankenstein -- Illustrating Frankenstein -- Outsiders and others -- More monsters -- Weird women.
Summary Two centuries ago, a teenage genius created a monster that still walks among us. In 1818, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein, and in doing so set forth into the world a scientist and his monster. The daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, famed women's rights advocate, and William Godwin, radical political thinker and writer, Mary Shelley is considered the mother of the modern genres of horror and science fiction. At its core, however, Shelley's Frankenstein is a contemplation on what it means to be human, what it means to chase perfection, and what it means to fear things suchsuch things as ugliness, loneliness, and rejection. In celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, the Lilly Library at Indiana University presents Frankenstein 200: The Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley's Monster. This beautifully illustrated catalog looks closely at Mary Shelley's life and influences, examines the hundreds of reincarnations her book and its characters have enjoyed, and highlights the vast, deep, and eclectic collections of the Lilly Library. This exhibition catalog is a celebration of books, of the monstrousness that exists within us all, and of the genius of Mary Shelley.
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Subject Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character) -- Exhibitions.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein -- Exhibitions.
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) -- Exhibitions.
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Frankenstein (Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft)
Library exhibits -- Indiana -- Bloomington.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Exhibition catalogs.
Electronic books.
Added Author Mitchell, Jody (Photographer), photographer.
ISBN 9780253039071 (electronic bk.)
025303907X (electronic bk.)