how accurately and with what irony this statement would become true. Ellis, " Falkner and other fictions" (CC 15961. Peter McInerney, " Frankenstein and the Godlike Science of Letters Genre, 13 (Winter 1980 455-475. Oxford: Oxford Paperbacks, 2000. William Veeder, Mary Shelley Frankenstein: The Fate of Androgyny (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986). 168 Introducing women into the story who are not part of the historical record, Shelley uses their narratives to question established theological and political institutions. Gittings and Manton, 31; Seymour, 152. Victor Frankenstein, too, is at once God, as he is the monster's creator, but also like Adam, an innocent child, and like Satan, the rebellious overreacher and vengeful fiend. 26 On, Shelley and Godwin declared their love for one another as Shelley announced he could not hide his "ardent passion leading her in a "sublime and rapturous moment" to say she felt the same way; on either that day or the next, Godwin lost. William St Clair, in his biography of the Godwins and the Shelleys, notes that "it is easy to forget in reading of these crises in the lives of the Godwins and the Shelleys how unrepresentative the references in surviving documents may.
Further reading Richard Holmes, "Out of Control" (review of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds, edited by David. London: Harper Perennial, 2003. About This Essay, jump to Additional DLB Essay(s) on This Author: British Short-Fiction Writers, british Romantic Prose Writers. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion. Mary Shelley was aware of Payne's plan, but how seriously she took it is unclear. He, in turn, had become dissatisfied with his wife and was affected by Mary's beauty, her intellectual interests, and, above all, by her identity as the "daughter of William and Mary." By June 1814 Shelley was dining with the Godwins almost every day.