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Geografie mostruose: Frankenstein, il ghiaccio e il vulcano (2022)


This contribution focuses on the relationship between the eruption of the Tambora volcano in April 1815, with the exceptional climatic consequences it generated, and the composition of the novel by Mary Shelley. The myth of Frankenstein, on the one hand, is closely connected to ice and mountains, fitting into the dimension of the sublime, and on the other to electricity and fire. The narration ends with the image of a large funeral pyre, emblem of the monster's death and its reunion with the figure of the creator, which evokes a volcanic eruption.

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Book Federico Prina (2022) Vulcani. Tra geografia e letteratura. unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Wood, Karen
Belli, Gabriella
Ottani Cavina, Anna
Giacomoni, Paola
Dean, Dennis R.
Scarth, Alwyn
British Journal for the History of Science
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Science and Education
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Princeton University Press
Pantheon Books
Harvard University Press
Science and literature
Earth sciences
Volcanoes and volcanology
Science and art
Science and culture
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Hamilton, William
Shakespeare, William
Ruskin, John
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Kircher, Athanasius
Great Britain
Pompeii (Italy)
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
17th century
20th century

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