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Finding Resources in Oliver
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..
Oxford Bookworms offer students at all levels the opportunity to extend their reading and appreciation of English. There are six stages, taking students from elementary to advanced level. At the lower stages, many of the texts have been specially written for the series, to provide elementary and lower-intermediate students with an introduction to real reading in English. At the higher stages, most of the books have been adapted from works originally published for native speakers.
Shelley's Frankenstein by
Publication Date: 2000-06-19
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. "CliffsNotes on Frankenstein" digs into Dr. Victor Frankenstein's scientific creation, a "hideous and gigantic" monster that the good doctor tries to defeat throughout most of the novel. Following the story of an obsessive man whose determination to create a new race of humans produces monstrous results, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work includePersonal background on the author, including career highlightsIntroduction to and synopsis of the bookIn-depth analyses of the principal charactersCritical essays on the book's themes, plots, and moreReview section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topicsResource Center with books, films and other recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Frankenstein, Level 3 by
Publication Date: 2000-08-17
Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new man. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him - even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill.
Frankenstein is a horror classic written by Mary Shelley, in which an obsessed scientist, Victor Frankenstein, assembles a living being using parts from exhumed corpses.He creates the being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful.
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Summary: Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a monster, which Frankenstein has put together with the remains of corpses. The creature turns into a monster when Dr. Frankenstein rejects him. Sticking close to the original novel, Kenneth Branagh guides us through the story of Frankenstein's quest for knowledge and his creature's search for his "father" It's not long before Frankenstein regrets his actions.
Examines how Mary Shelley's personal life influenced her most famous work and why her ideas resonate so clearly today.
Mary Shelley set out to create a monster, and along the way she created a masterpiece. In 1816, teenager Mary begins to give life to her novel - Frankenstein.
ABC Radio Podcast
Most of us know the story of Frankenstein .. but how much do you know about the author of that book Mary Shelley ? What was her inspiration, what was her own life like? Trevor Chappell discussed her life with Suzanne Burdon, social researcher and author of 'Almost Invincible' - which is a novel based on Mary's life.
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