- Title Pages
- Editors’ Preface
- Vol. I
- Vol. II
- Vol. III
- Introduction to Frankenstein (1831)
- Chronology of Science and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
- Traumatic Responsibility
- I’ve Created a Monster! (And So Can You)
- Changing Conceptions of Human Nature
- Undisturbed by Reality
- Frankenstein Reframed;
- Frankenstein, Gender, and Mother Nature
- The Bitter Aftertaste of Technical Sweetness
- Further Reading
- Discussion Questions
- (p.70) Vol. II
Mary Shelley, David H. Guston, Ed Finn, Jason Scott Robert, Joey Eschrich, Mary Drago
- The MIT Press
Nothing is more painful to the human mind, than, after the feelings have been worked up by a quick succession of events, the dead calmness of inaction and certainty which follows, and deprives the soul both of hope and fear. Justine died; she rested; and I was alive. The blood flowed freely in my veins, but a weight of despair and remorse pressed on my heart, which nothing could remove. Sleep fled from my eyes; I wandered like an evil spirit, for I had committed deeds of mischief beyond description horrible, and more, much more, (I persuaded myself) was yet behind....
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