The Literary Monster on Film: Five Nineteenth Century by Abigail Burnham Bloom

By Abigail Burnham Bloom

Many monsters in Victorian British novels have been in detail hooked up with the protagonists, and consultant of either the private failings of a personality and the issues of the society during which she or he lived. against this, more moderen movie variations of those novels depict the creatures as arbitrarily conducting mindless violence, and recommend a contemporary worry of the uncontrollable. This paintings analyzes the dichotomy via examinations of Shelley’s Frankenstein, Stoker’s Dracula, H. Rider Haggard’s She, Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau, and attention of the 20 th century movie variations of the works.

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