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Mary Shelley s Influences For Writing Frankenstein

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WHAT EXPERIENCES, POWERS OF IMAGINATION AND INFLUENCES MADE MARY SHELLEY WRITE SUCH AN INNOVATIVE NOVEL AS ‘FRANKENSTEIN’ WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 19 YEARS OF AGE? “It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.” (Frankenstein, page 86) By looking at this extract taken from a novel, anybody would think that it was written by a very experienced writer; however, it is surprising that the author of the book was still a teenager. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is a Gothic n...

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