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The Liminal: Obscurity:
"A man on the brink of destruction",
"The for an instant everything
"I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion",
"A being which had the shape of "Deep,
a man, dark, death-likeof
but apparently solitud
gigantic stature sat in the sledge",
"Lost in darkness and distance
"I was like a wild beast",
"Extinguish that spark of existence",
"There was none among the myriads of men... who could
pity or assist me",
"Embittered both by the memory of the past and
anticipation of the future",
"Liberty, however, had been a useless gift to me".…read more

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"The abrupt sides of vast mountains",
"A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy",
"It had then filled me with a sublime ecstasy" - LINK:
"Infinity has a tendency to fill the mind with that sort of
delightful horror" ­ Edmund Burke, On the Sublime and
"The sun is forever visible",
"Country of eternal light",
"The sublime shapes of the mountains... tempest and
"The icy wall of the glacier overhung me",…read more

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"Frightful dreams",
"My heart often sickened at the work of my hands",
"I shall be with you on your wedding night",
"This night, and all will be safe: but this night is dreadful,
very dreadful",
"Children shrieked, and one of the women fainted. The
whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me",
"Frightened me into silence",
"As I said this I suddenly beheld the figure of a man, at
some distance, advancing towards me with superhuman
"I had been calm during the day, but so soon as night
obscured the shapes of objects, a thousand fears arose in
my mind",
"Every sound terrified me",
"There was something in my glance which communicated…read more

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"The beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror
and disgust filled my heart",
"Watery eyes almost the same colour as the dun white
sockets in which they were set",
"The print of the murderer's finger was on his neck",
"I saw the lifeless form of Henry Clerval",
"You have read this strange and terrific story... do you not
feel your blood congealed with horror, like that which
even now curdles mine?"…read more

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"Could the daemon... also in his hellish sport have
betrayed the innocent to death and ignominy",
"Heaven-sent, and bearing a celestial stamp",
"Several strange facts combined against her",
"William, dear angel! This is thy funeral, this thy dirge!"
"The clouds swept across it swifter than the flight of the
vulture and dimmed her rays",
Forbidden Knowledge:
"Infuse a spark".
"It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to
"I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers",
"How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge",
"Of what a strange nature is knowledge!",
"Secrets of heaven",
"How ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom!"…read more

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