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LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 Kustarz 3072/4050: Home
Welcome to the class guide for World Masterpieces 2. This guide will follow the course syllabus and suggest additional readings and information to help students obtain a deeper understanding of course readings and assignments.
Frankenstein : Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds by Mary Shelley; David H. Guston (Editor)The original 1818 text of Mary Shelley's classic novel, with annotations and essays highlighting its scientific, ethical, and cautionary aspects. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold and rainy summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, the dramatic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his stitched-together creature can be read as the ultimate parable of scientific hubris. Victor, "the modern Prometheus," tried to do what he perhaps should have left to Nature: create life. Although the novel is most often discussed in literary-historical terms--as a seminal example of romanticism or as a groundbreaking early work of science fiction--Mary Shelley was keenly aware of contemporary scientific developments and incorporated them into her story. In our era of synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and climate engineering, this edition of Frankenstein will resonate forcefully for readers with a background or interest in science and engineering, and anyone intrigued by the fundamental questions of creativity and responsibility. This edition of Frankenstein pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript--meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world's preeminent authorities on the text--with annotations and essays by leading scholars exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story. The result is a unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written. Essays by Elizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Heather E. Douglas, Josephine Johnston, Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein, Anne K. Mellor, Alfred Nordmann
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-04-28
The Norton Anthology of World Literature by Martin Puchner (General Editor)The Fourth Edition of the most trusted and widely used brief anthology of world literature retains and expands the most popular works from the last edition while offering exciting new selections and new translations of major works. As always, the Norton Anthology also provides helpful apparatus, beautiful illustrations, and a robust suite of digital resources--all at an affordable price. The ebook reflects the contents of the Shorter Fourth Edition and includes corresponding page numbers to each of the edition's two volumes.