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Synonyms for Frankenstein

an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator

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the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)

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Provocative not just because Lauritsen contends that Frankenstein principally revolves around themes of romantic same-sex love, but because he furthermore proposes that the tale was written by a male homosexual--the great Percy Shelley, no less.
Frankenstein is a scientist conducting controversial work in the field of stem cell research at The Windmill Research Building.
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Nevertheless, the audio format works especially well for Frankenstein.
Picart is fascinated by the hybridity of Frankenstein on film, that is, the overlaps and intersections of genres and personas that characterize the various filmic renditions of this cinemyth.
April De Angelis' new adaptation stars Happy Valley's Shane Zaza as Victor Frankenstein.
Alex Powell from the Royal Mint holds a PS2 coin featuring a Frankenstein design
A new circulation [pounds sterling]2 coin design from the Royal Mint featuring Frankenstein design commemorating 200 years after the publication of Mary Shelley's classic science fiction novel
During a 1997 conference in Calgary, Mitzi Myers aptly called Frankenstein "the Swiss Army knife of Romanticism"--implying the remarkable critical and pedagogical variety inspired in twentieth-century literary studies by Mary Shelley's novel.
The week before his final performance at NYCB, he was contemplating his next moves: another outing with Christopher Wheeldon in the November New York City Center production of Brigadoon; and an off-Broadway debut, choreographing on himself and starring in an Ensemble for the Romantic Century production, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Thus, I could not tell my students that Mary Shelley published her book anonymously when she was 20 years old; that when people found out she was the author, she was called perverse, monstrous and impious; that she had run away with the already married Percy Shelley when she was 16 and was only 18 when she conceived of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature; that the year before she wrote "Frankenstein," Mary gave birth to a baby who died days later; that she was rejected by her father and English society for living with the man she loved; that her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," had died after giving birth to her and Mary felt guilty about causing her mothers death.
Dracula Marries Frankenstein candidly addresses the hot-button topic of marriage equality and does not talk down to young adults; readers of all ages will enjoy both the wacky humor and the contemplation of social issues.
Frankenstein,' a novel by British author Mary Shelley, tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but intelligent creature through an experiment.
His comedy musical Young Frankenstein is to get its UK premiere at the city's Theatre Royal at the end of the summer, co-produced by Michael Harrison, the man behind the Royal's hugely successful pantomimes and Bodyguard musical.
Victor Frankenstein is a young scientist who created a monstrous creature using his unorthodox approach to science.