In the “Preface” to “Christabel” Coleridge mentions that his “poetic powers have been…in a state of suspended animation” (161). This fragment of “suspended animation” recalls the desire of Victor Frankenstein to “bestow animation upon lifeless matter” (Shelley 78). If Coleridge’s … Continue reading “Suspended animation”: “Christabel” as Coleridge’s Frankenstein monster
By Maya Gal The first edition of Frankenstein, as seen in Fig. 1, begins with an effective epigraph from John Milton’s Paradise Lost: Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay to mould me man? Did I solicit thee … Continue reading The Romantic Gothic novel: Is it the Creature’s fault in being made Man?
The novel was first published in 1818, New Year’s day, in London, anonymously in three volumes, dedicated to William Godwin.The novel was published separately, again in 3 volumes, and was not a part of any collection. John Murray in … Continue reading First Edition of Frankenstein