THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Last Man
By Mary Shelley

An essay by Richard S. Albright which assesses a number of readings before proposing that "the novel is permeated by narrative rhythms that work to complicate constantly the reader's perception of time". Includes analysis of several excerpts.
An academic article by Betty T. Bennett arguing that it is the Romanticism of The Last Man "that engenders significance both to the title of the work".
An essay by Daniel Schierenbeck of the University of Central Missouri exploring the relationships between religion, civilization, and imperialism in regards to this novel.
An academic article by Morton D. Paley discussing many aspects of The Last Man, including the context of its development and reactions of contemporary reviewers.