Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography (Paperback)
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Short Description for Forbidden Knowledge A riveting account of the ways in which man's darkest impulses conflict with common sense. From the lessons learned in "Paradise Lost" and the events which transpired in the tales of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Frankenstein" to unlocking the secrets of the atom, Shattuck's brilliant synthesis of history and literature is utterly relevant to our times and addictively readable.
- Published: 01 October 1997
- Format: Paperback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780156005517 ISBN 10: 0156005514
- Sales rank: 431,326
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Full description for Forbidden Knowledge
In his "best achievement to date" (Harold Bloom), National Book Award- winner Roger Shattuck gives us a "deeply learned, highly intelligent, and beautifully written" (New York Times) study of human curiosity versus the taboo, from Adam and Eve to the Marquis de Sade to biotechnology research. Index.