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273 pages (Fall 2006); 1.5MB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00002
In literary history, few classic works have captured popular imagination to the degree of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. By exploring the dangers of ignoring morality and ethics in the pursuit of knowledge, Frankenstein struck a chord with an audience in the midst of the Industrial Revolution -- and it is this transcendent theme that keeps it relevant to the current age, whether in our consideration of the ethical dangers of genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, or some as-yet-undiscovered technology or knowledge.
But Frankenstein is considered far more than just the first science fiction novel. Undeniably a result of its authorship by the daughter of a radical feminist and the recognized "Father of Anarchism" as well as the wife of a visionary poet, Frankenstein and Mary Shelley are critically acclaimed for deeply examining and challenging many conceptions of the male-dominated intellectual and scientific communities. Further, they explore many important philosophic, psychological, and social concerns, such as isolation and abandonment, and the acknowledgement of irrational behavior as a possible, even if unpleasant, mode of human action.