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Short essay - Mary Shelley

I decided to publish my short essays on the readings from the Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World course syllabus. The course started on the 1st of June and finished on the 14th of August. 366 more words


A FRESH TAKE ON THE TALE OF FRANKENSTEIN: The Monster's Wife by Kate Horsley

In The Monster’s Wife
, first-time novelist Kate Horsley honours the gothic tradition of Mary Shelley while maintaining a fresh, unique voice. Some describe this book as a sequel to Shelley’s classic… 885 more words


Breaking Bones / My Bones (Senryu)

breaking bones /
to dig into the marrow – /
writing poems //


my bones – /
closer to the surface /
after cancer // 15 more words

Frankenstein: The symbolism of St Petersburg and Archangel

In his first letter to his sister, Walton writes of his journey to Archangel from St. Petersburg [1]. Frankenstein is rich with religious metaphor and these city names are curious in light of this, referring to both an important saint and a rank of angel. 396 more words


word: obdurate


Definition: (adjective) Hardened against feeling; hardhearted. Synonyms: granitic, stony, flinty Usage: The child’s misery would move even the most obdurate heart. Discuss.

August 17 1814: Shakespeare, Poetry and Nature

We approached Besançon the beauty of its situation was an enchantment. — Claire Clairmont, August 17 1814. http://t.co/l4hO1Prb7Y
(@1814now) August 17, 2014

On August 17 1814, Claire Clairmont writes in her Journal.

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MP Shiel: The Purple Cloud

A very late Gothic tale (1901) over-written in the purple(!) and breathless prose of Frankenstein and other novels of that ilk, it’s another tale of apocalypse: disaster this time is linked to the first (sacrilegious) attempt to reach the North Pole: a purple cloud of cyanide gas swirls around the planet annihilating all living beings, save our narrator (and his later-to-be-discovered female counterpart…). 243 more words