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1814: The Fairy Vessel Performed its Little Voyage

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley loved paper boats:

Shelley’s walks, when not determined elsewhere, often tended in the direction of a pond at no great distance from Primrose Hill, very proper for the delectable amusement of sailing paper boats; or in that of the Serpentine or the Surrey Canal, where the same pleasure could be pursued with a more daring spirit of adventure….Shelley’s happiness in this pastime of sailing paper boats had in it something vital and deep-seated; for it outlasted some passions that looked more serious….Sometimes before he started on his walk a tiny fleet would have been constructed by Mary’s fingers; sometimes by edge of pond or river Shelley would himself enact the naval architect.

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Mothers and Monsters: The Changing Idea of the Monster in Classic and Post-Modern Literature

The idea of the monstrous is a prevailing one in literature. The word monster, derived from the Old English ‘monstrare’ meaning ‘to warn’. The idea of a monster as a physical being was represented in ancient myth, as a half-human, half-animal being, such as the Minotaur or Medusa in Greek Myths. 2,289 more words

Victor Victus

Victor Victus

“I’m assembled from various parts
In accordance with Victor’s dark arts.
As both beggar and chooser,
Victor ends up a loser.
I have wisdom, though he may have smarts.”

—Tom Riley


The Fiend

They say that I was pieces sewn together.
They haven’t read the story carefully.
Victor did not concoct a patchwork me
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Wise Words from Mary Shelley

Hold on to your dreams. Wise words by Frankenstein author Mary Shelley.


31 Days of Horror 2017: Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein, Alive, Alive Returns

San Diego, CA (October 18, 2017) – The fourth and concluding issue of Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein, Alive, Alive will be released in January of 2018.  275 more words