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her favourite pastime was the “formation of castles in the air” and it was one such waking dream that led to her most famous creation – from authors introduction to the 1831 edition
“inspirited by this wind of promise, my day dreams become more fervent and vivid” Walton
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“my life might have passed in ease and luxury; but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path” Walton
“I bitterly feel the want of a friend” Walton
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“a youth spent in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine fosterage” Walton
“a youth spent in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine fosterage” Walton
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“a savage inhabitant of some undiscovered island” Walton on the monster
“the brother of my heart” Walton on Frankenstein
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“one man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of knowledge which I sought” Walton
Frankenstein’s father “was respected by all who knew him” Frankenstein
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“their idol…the innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by Heaven” Frankenstein on his parents
“she presented Elizabeth to me as her promised gift…looked upon Elizabeth as mine” Frankenstein on Elizabeth
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“no human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself.” Frankenstein
“destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction.” Frankenstein
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“was engaged heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries which I hoped to make” Frankenstein
“life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.” Frankenstein
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“it was on a dreary night of November” Frankenstein
“I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs” Frankenstein
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“the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” Frankenstein
“dreams that had been my food and pleasant rest for so long a space were now become a hell to me” Frankenstein
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“a serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy” Frankenstein
“William is dead! – that sweet child, whose smiles delighted and warmed my heart, who was so gentle, yet so gay!” Alphonse Frankenstein
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“the picture appeared a vast and dim scene of evil, and I foresaw obscurely that I was destined to become the most wretched of human beings” Frankenstein
“the devil” “the wretch” “the filthy daemon” “abhorred monster” Frankenstein on the monster
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“I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch, whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother” Frankenstein on the monster
“the tortures of the accused did not equal mine…the fangs of remorse tore my bosom and would not forego their hold” Frankenstein on Justine
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“anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart, I bore a hell within me” Frankenstein
“I wandered like an evil spirit” Frankenstein
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“men appear to me as monsters thirsting for each other’s blood” Elizabeth through Frankenstein’s narration
“the very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal nature bade me weep no more” Frankenstein
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“I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel” the monster
“I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity” the monster
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“the light became more and more oppressive to me” the monster
“if such lovely creatures were miserable, it was less strange that I, an imperfect and solitary being, should be wretched” the monster
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“my spirits were elevated by the enchanting appearance of nature” the monster
“was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous, and magnificent, yet so vicious and base?” the monster
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“I felt the greatest ardour for virtue rise within me, and abhorrence for vice” the monster
“I declared ever-lasting war against the species” the monster
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“I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind” the monster
“your form so divinely wrought, and beaming with beauty, has decayed, but your spirit still visits and consoles your unhappy friend” Frankenstein on Henry Clerval
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“I felt as if I had committed some great crime, the consciousness of which haunted me” Frankenstein
“one of those sympathies for which the daemon thirsted would be children, and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth” Frankenstein
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“trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged. The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and, with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew” Frankenstein
“I shall be with you on your wedding night” the monster
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“In that hour I should die, and at once satisfy and extinguish his malice” Frankenstein’s belief that he shall die on his wedding night
" walked about the isle like a restless spectre, separated from all it loved, and miserable in the separation.” Frankenstein
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“the cup of life was poisoned for ever; and although the sun shone upon me, as upon the happy and gay of heart, I saw nothing but a dense and frightful darkness, penetrated by no light but the glimmer of two eyes that glared upon me.” Frankenstein
“I was a shattered wreck – the shadow of a human being” Frankenstein
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“every where I turn I see the same figure – her bloodless arms and relaxed form flung by the murderer on its bridal bier” Frankenstein
“it is the devouring and only passion of my soul. My rage is unspeakable, when I reflect that the murderer whom I have turned loose upon society, still exists.” Frankenstein
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“I call on you, spirits of the dead: and on you, wandering ministers of vengeance, to aid and conduct me in my work. Let the cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony; let him feel the despair that now torments me.” Frankenstein
“I persuaded myself that I was dreaming until night should come, and that I should then enjoy reality in the arms of my dearest friends” Frankenstein
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“the spirits of the dead hovered round, and instigated me to toil and revenge” Frankenstein
“his soul is as hellish as his form, full of treachery and fiendlike malice” Frankenstein
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“do you not feel your blood congeal with horror, like that which even now curdles mine?” Walton
“the forms of the beloved dead flit before me, and I hasten to their arms. Farewell, Walton!” Frankenstein
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“my heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy; and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred” the monster
“I cannot believe that I am the same creature whose thoughts were once filled with sublime and transcendent visions of the beauty and majesty of goodness” the monster
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“am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?” the monster
“I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds.” The monster
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“my life might have passed in ease and luxury; but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path” Walton

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“I bitterly feel the want of a friend” Walton

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“a youth spent in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine fosterage” Walton

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“a savage inhabitant of some undiscovered island” Walton on the monster

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“one man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of knowledge which I sought” Walton

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