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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722135–160 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.135
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jennifer Deren Jennifer Deren, “Revolting Sympathies in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man ” (pp. 135–160) Building on recent scholarship that explores Mary Shelley’s advocacy for sympathy in The Last Man (1826), this essay traces the complexity of interpersonal and reader-text relations as they play out...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 672177–203 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.2.177
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lauren Cameron This essay considers Mary Shelley's The Last Man (1826) as intervening in the ongoing debate between Thomas Malthus and William Godwin. Malthus published An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) in large part as a response to Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1992; 473303–319 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933709
Published: 01 December 1992
...John B. Lamb Copyright 1992 The Regents of the University of California Mary Shelley's Frankenstein a d Milton's Monstrous Myth JOHN B. LAMB t A the close of Frankenstein, the monster locates a significant event in his his- tory in a moment of self-identification laden with Miltonic overtones...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743305–331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.305
Published: 01 December 2019
...John Owen Havard John Owen Havard, “‘What Freedom?’: Frankenstein , Anti-Occidentalism, and English Liberty” (pp. 305–331) “If he were vanquished,” Victor Frankenstein states of his monstrous creation in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), “I should be a free man.” But he goes on: “Alas! what...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1998; 532147–170 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2902981
Published: 01 September 1998
...Mark Canuel A brilliant roman à clef that offers stunning portrayals of Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and other members of the author's circle, Mary Shelley's The Last Man (1826) also gives an account of a devastating plague that eventually eliminates the world's population. Critics often emphasize...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2011; 654433–480 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2011.65.4.433
Published: 01 March 2011
.... The essay explores the relationship of the official disaster narrative (John Franklin's Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea [1823]) to these heterogeneous textual companions, particularly Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818). Published by the Admiralty's official bookseller, John...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2006; 613277–310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2006.61.3.277
Published: 01 December 2006
... structural framing technique in Mary Shelley's Gothic fiction, Frankenstein (1818, 1831), and its comic counterpart in Thomas Bangs Thorpe's classic tall tale, "The Big Bear of Arkansas"(1854). Both works conceal certain secrets of identity (or mysteries of selfhood and being)through nestings of voices...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744550–553 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.550
Published: 31 March 2020
... and arbitrariness that cannot be systematized (p. 132). The book ends with a Coda on Mary Shelley s Frankenstein and its concern with social disorder as manifested in the creature s undoing of Victor s desire for mastery. Systems Failure joins recent work on the long eighteenth century that offers...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744415–447 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.415
Published: 31 March 2020
... healthy vigorous offspring, yet bringing forth at last, with pain and anguish, a still-born deformity. 9 The frequency of the metaphor in Romantic-era reviews is perhaps a reaction to the propensity of Romantic writers to conceive their texts as children: look no further than Mary Shelley s hideous...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744547–550 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.547
Published: 31 March 2020
... of values, adopted by all sides of whatever poetry war happens to be waging at the time (p. 140). Indeed, the term has become such a man- tra that Mary Ruefle, in a comment cited by several of the authors in this volume, has asked if we couldn t declare a moratorium on it. This volume takes a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743400–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.400
Published: 01 December 2019
... London, where she published her novel and was present at the birth of the baby who would become Mary Shelley. John Fenwick proved to be a profligate alcoholic, and so Eliza s strug- gles to support herself and her two children first through writing and then teaching is a primary focus of the biography...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742274–275 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.274
Published: 01 September 2019
... © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Recent Books Received Airey , Jennifer L. Religion around Mary Shelley. Religion Around Series, Volume 5. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019. Pp. viii þ 231. $79.95 cloth; $24.95 paper. Bellamy, Liz . The...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734573–575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.573
Published: 01 March 2019
... Russell Mitford. She is also working on the Frankenstein Variorum Project to produce a digital collated edition of the MS notebooks, 1818, Thomas, 1823, and 1831 editions of Mary Shelley s novel. Robert Leigh Davis , Professor of English at Wittenberg Univer- sity, is the author of Whitman and the Romance...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734554–558 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.554
Published: 01 March 2019
... the two Shelleys engaged in para- textual debate with each other over the importance of narrative and temporal specificity. Echoing James Chandler, Cheng makes much of Mary Shelley s titling of Percy s England in 1819, emphasizing the sonnet s grounding in a quickly passing historical moment to...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 741123–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.123
Published: 01 June 2019
... English mother and a Portuguese father. Educated at Drummond s Academy in Calcutta, Derozio was exposed early to both British Romantic poetry and Scottish Enlightenment philosophy, with a special affinity for the works of Percy Shelley so much so that Derozio was eventually forced to leave a teaching...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734437–461 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.437
Published: 01 March 2019
... to James Hogg, Ian Duncan describes Hogg s Romantic achievement as experiment, akin to William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge s Lyrical Ballads (1798, 1802), Walter Scott s Waverley (1814), and Mary Shelley s Frankenstein (1818) in boldness, ingenuity, and impact.23 One of the paramount...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733409–412 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.409
Published: 01 December 2018
... reads Leibniz alongside Constantin Fran- c¸ois de Volney, Thomas Malthus, and Jean-Baptiste Say in order to demonstrate how Orientalist fears gave rise to a domestic project of educating proper economic subjects (p. 148). The chapter closes with a discussion of how Byron and Mary Shelley expose the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734522–550 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.522
Published: 01 March 2019
.... (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2007); and Shelley Streeby, Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence, and Visual Culture (Dur- ham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2013). 9 The Trial of the Chicago Anarchists . . . , in American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting Criminal Trials...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733422–425 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.422
Published: 01 December 2018
... populations, it ends up questioning the limits of representation within an emerging biopoliti- cal order obsessed with representing life itself. Each chapter of Steinlight s study shows how representation is overwhelmed in different literary and nonliterary texts. Mary Shelley s The Last Man appears alongside...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733403–409 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.403
Published: 01 December 2018
...- ism has done more to center than to decenter the Western literary tradition to reassert, however subtly, the dominance of major Romantic writers. The wave of criticism in this subfield in the late 1990s and early 2000s focused on figures such as William Blake, Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Mary...