Evocative Literary Lines: Frankenstein

“…The moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding places…”
download“Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil, as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave”

~Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)

Unknown_woman,_formerly_known_as_Mary_Wollstonecraft_Shelley_by_Samuel_John_StumpI love this story, and I love its origins. Mary Shelley is a fantastic Author and Frankenstein is such a tribute to her talent. This timeless tale was written with such grace and elegance, yet she fearlessly captures the relentless heart of a man desperately searching for meaning.

 

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9 thoughts on “Evocative Literary Lines: Frankenstein

  1. Pingback: Literary Lines: Frankenstein – worldtraveller70

  2. I only read Frankenstein — finally — in the past year, and discovered what an excellent work it is. Although the diction and phrasing is from a long time ago, the writing is powerful. Its reputation as one of the great novels is well deserved IMHO. Thanks for this reminder.

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    • Although it became an icon because it is amazing, I feel that the Icon has somewhat diminished or for lack of a better word distracted from the stories greatness. Frankenstein the Legend is so parallel to Frankenstein’s creation. So many people forget about the origins, and the beauty of the authors words.

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