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Mary Shelley - Frankenstein (1818)

Oh! be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not.

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Fiction

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein (1818)

“When younger,” said he, “I believed myself destined for some great enterprise. My feelings are profound; but I possessed a coolness of judgment that fitted me for illustrious achievements.

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The Mysterious Mr. Franks

From the Unlife and Curse of Sean Becker

I drained enough blood from that carjacker to slake my lust for one evening, but had to get out of there and across the Bay to avoid the police the old woman called. 1,850 more words

Short Story

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein (1818)

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.

Fiction

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein (1818)

The memory of that unfortunate king, and his companions, the amiable Falkland, the insolent Goring, his queen, and son, gave a peculiar interest to every part of the city, which they might be supposed to have inhabited.

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“Suspended animation”: “Christabel” as Coleridge’s Frankenstein monster

In the “Preface” to “Christabel” Coleridge mentions that his “poetic powers have been…in a state of suspended animation” (161). This fragment of “suspended animation” recalls the desire of Victor Frankenstein to “bestow animation upon lifeless matter” (Shelley 78). 876 more words

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Mary Shelley - Frankenstein (1818)

I now also began to collect the materials necessary for my new creation, and this was to me like the torture of single drops of water continually falling on the head.

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