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Study Guide Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus - notes - cover

Study Guide Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus - notes

Carla Aira

Publisher: Carla Aira

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Summary

Study Guide… is a collection of notes that introduce students – and not only students – to poems, novels or plays written in English. They facilitate learning supplying the most important information about  literary works and so fostering their comprehension.
The first part of the guide about Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus  deals with  the historical, social and literary background of the period in which the book is written, and some biographical notes about the author, Mary Shelley. The second part focuses on the work and deals with sources, setting, characters, commentary, critical approach, possible adaptations for theatre, cinema or television and further notes.

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