[Notes] Frankenstein by M. Shelley.

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Description of Frankenstein’s Monster:

“How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.” [Shelly. 1818:43]

 

Shelley, M. (1818) Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus. Canterbury Classics: San Diego.

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