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The Resource Michael Crichton : a critical companion, Elizabeth A. Trembley

Michael Crichton : a critical companion, Elizabeth A. Trembley

Label
Michael Crichton : a critical companion
Title
Michael Crichton
Title remainder
a critical companion
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Trembley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Until now, Michael Crichton's many readers have had nowhere to turn for more information on one of America's most popular novelists. This companion features clear analyses of Crichton's life and literary influences, as well as chapter on each of his 10 major novels to date. It will help Chrichton's readers learn more about how significant events in his life affected the development of his fiction and literary style and how the heritage of popular fiction, including
  • Mystery, gothic, adventure, and science fiction, influenced his writing. This study provides close textual analysis of each novel, by focusing on plot, character development, theme, and critical interpretation. This study analyzes Crichton's novels from the Andromeda Strain (1969) to The Lost World (1995). It features a clear, user-friendly organization, with two general chapters on Crichton's life and literary heritage, and one chapter on each of his novels. For ease of
  • Use by the reader, each chapter is subdivided into section on general critical analysis, plot, theme, character development, and alternative perspectives on the novel that offer additional insight. The author shows how each of Crichton's novels incorporates a theme or debate from current culture and how his visions of genetically engineered dinosaurs, killer viruses from outer space, and deadly relations in international business have become part of American culture
  • This study will help the reader to understand the important issues raised by Crichton's fiction and to apply critical insight to an examination of those issues. No secondary school, public library, or college library should be without this first serious examination of the works of Michael Crichton
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trembley, Elizabeth A.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3553.R48
LC item number
Z8 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Literature and technology
  • Medicine in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Crichton, Michael
Label
Michael Crichton : a critical companion, Elizabeth A. Trembley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of Michael Crichton -- 2. Michael Crichton's Literary Heritage -- 3. The Andromeda Strain (1969) -- 4. The Terminal Man (1972) -- 5. The Great Train Robbery (1975) -- 6. Eaters of the Dead (1976) -- 7. Sphere (1987) -- 8. Congo (1980) -- 9. Jurassic Park (1990) -- 10. Rising Sun (1992) -- 11. Disclosure (1994) -- 12. The Lost World -- 13. Bibliography
Control code
32665096
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780313294143
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95000503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Michael Crichton : a critical companion, Elizabeth A. Trembley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of Michael Crichton -- 2. Michael Crichton's Literary Heritage -- 3. The Andromeda Strain (1969) -- 4. The Terminal Man (1972) -- 5. The Great Train Robbery (1975) -- 6. Eaters of the Dead (1976) -- 7. Sphere (1987) -- 8. Congo (1980) -- 9. Jurassic Park (1990) -- 10. Rising Sun (1992) -- 11. Disclosure (1994) -- 12. The Lost World -- 13. Bibliography
Control code
32665096
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780313294143
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95000503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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