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PITHY QUOTE FROM Shelley (Mary): Novels and Selected Works

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On hearing this information, I suffered a temporary access of despair. He had escaped me; and I must commence a destructive and almost endless journey across the mountainous ices of the ocean, — amidst cold that few of the inhabitants could long endure, and which I, the native of a genial and sunny climate, could not hope to survive. Yet at the idea that the fiend should live and be triumphant, my rage and vengeance returned, and, like a mighty tide, overwhelmed every other feeling.

The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. Chapter VII

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The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-607-5

Language: English

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Steel Engraving, by Theodore Von Holst. Detail: Frontispiece, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Published by Colburn and Bentley, London 1831

List of Contents

Shelley, Mary. The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley. Edited by Nora Crook with Pamela Clemit. Consulting Editor: Betty T. Bennett. 8 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1996.


Editorial Board:

Nora Crook is at Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge. Her publications include Shelley's Venomed Melody (1986). She has edited Volume XII in The Shelley Notebooks in the Bodleian.

Pamela Clemit is at the University of Durham. Her publications include The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley (1993). She has previously edited, for Pickering and Chatto, five volumes in The Collected Novels and Memoirs of William Godwin (1992), and one volume in The Political and Philosophical Writings of William Godwin (1993). Her paperback edition of Godwin's St Leon appeared in 1994.

Betty T. Bennett is at the American University, Washington DC. She has edited three volumes of The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1980-88) and, with Charles E. Robinson, The Mary Shelley Reader (1990).

Jane Blumberg is author of Mary Shelley's Early Novels (1992).

Doucet Devin Fischer is co-editor of the series Shelley and His Circle 1773-1822.

Jeanne Moskal is at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Blake, Ethics and Forgiveness (1993).

Fiona Stafford is at Somerville College, Oxford, and author of The Last Race: the Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin (1994).

It is meticulously edited by an Anglo-American team of scholars, led by the formidable Betty Bennett.... It could not be done better than it has been done here, as a product of the greatest care and scholarship.

—Claire Tomalin
The Times Literary Supplement

Crook's work will stand for decades as the definitive scholarly edition. Essential for graduate students and researchers.

—J. T. Lynch